Truth commission begins Saskatchewan hearings

CBC News

Former residential school students in Saskatchewan can share their stories with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission over the next few months.

The commission, which is gathering stories from aboriginal people across Canada about the residential schools experience, began community hearings in Regina on Monday.

The Regina hearings, which run until Wednesday, allow former students to talk about what they went through at the church-run, government-funded schools.

Many have talked about the forced cultural assimilation — and, in some cases, abuse — they experienced at residential schools.

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