Residential schools timeline

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2005: The agreement-in-principle is signed between the federal government, survivors and church organizations.

Sept. 19, 2007: The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement is formally signed and enacted. The agreement will lead to the creation of two separate bodies: the Independent Assessment Process, responsible for administering claims, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

June 1, 2008: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission formally launches, and begins its mission of research and statement-gathering.

June 11, 2008: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other party leaders deliver a formal apology in the House of Commons.

June 16-19, 2010: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission holds the first of its seven national events.

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