The Fate of Residential School Records

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that Indigenous people that suffered through heinous abuses at residential schools can choose to destroy their testimony. The unanimous decision means that 38,000 witness accounts, given by former students as part of the settlement process, could disappear over the next 15 years. The federal government and some Indigenous people had wanted the records to join Canada's archives. Steve Paikin speaks to academics and survivors about what stands to be lost, the major privacy concerns of survivors, and how this could affect Canada's historical memory.
Episode:
The Fate of Residential School Records
Aired:
Nov 09, 2017
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