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Truth and Reconcilliation Hearings in Fort Albany

Monday January 28, 2013

Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), will conduct a two-day hearing in Fort Albany, Ontarioon Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29.

The hearing will provide an opportunity for those affected by theIndianResidentialSchoolsystem and its legacy to share their experiences with Justice Sinclair, community members and anyone else who would like to learn about and bear witness to the schools’ legacy.

The hearing is free to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Those who want to make a private statement to the Commission will also be able to do so. Health support workers will be on hand.

The hearing will be held at Peetabeck Academy from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on January 28, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29. Program details are available at where the hearing will also be streamed live.

The live online feed can be viewed at:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is an independent commission established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools, and to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

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