By Michael-Allan Marion, Brantford Expositor
Monday, May 30, 2016
Area First Nations are applauding an official apology and statement of reconciliation issued by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on how the province will establish policies to correct wrongs that linger from the Indian residential schools period.
“The Province of Ontario is leading the way in this country with this statement of reconciliation,” Six Nations elected Chief Ava Hill said Monday shortly after Wynne issued an apology in the legislature and explained the government’s reconciliation policy.
“The statement has set the bar for the rest of the provinces,” said Hill, noting that Ontario should be commended.
“On behalf of Six Nations elected council, I would also like to acknowledge and thank all of those residential school survivors who had the courage to tell their stories. Without them, there would not have been any Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
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