Tk'emlups Chief Applauds Report

February 26, 2012

The commission looking into the legacy left behind by residential schools in Canada released it's interim report this past week.

Shane Gottfriedson, the Chief of the Tk'emlups Indian band, says he's pleased wit the work the truth and reconciliation commission has done.

Educating the public about what happened at residential schools is one of the key recommendations from the report.

Gottfriedson says that would go a long way in helping the public understand the position many first nations are in today.

He says the report also has information in it that supports his band as it prepares it's class action lawsuit against the government.

That lawsuit is in regards to abuse suffered by day scholars at the Kamloops residential school and has yet to be certified.


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