B.C. Lt.-Gov. hears truth on residential schools

The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission inducted Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon as an honorary witness last week

  • Sep. 17, 2013 8:00 a.m.

The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission stopped in to Government House last week to induct Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon as an honorary witness.

Through five years of hearings, the commission is preparing a comprehensive historical record on the policies and operations of Indian residential schools and their impact on First Nations people. It will produce a report that will include recommendations to the federal government.

At last Thursday’s event, Guichon met with commissioners and heard from former B.C. residential school students about their experiences.

The Truth and Reconciliation B.C. national event is being held Sept. 18 to 21 at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.


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