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Engaging with the TRC Calls to Action

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Ways to navigate the TRC Reports


Computer illustration with a book on screen            The Indexed TRC Calls to Action connects the 94 Calls to Action to the relevant parts of the TRC’s Final Report to provide context (such as testimonies given under oath) for the reasons the Call was declared.  On the right under Index Pages you will see a list of categories, use the link “Child Welfare (1-5)” for links to text in the Final Report with background information for those Calls to Action.


                            #ReadTheTRCReport is a series of YouTube videos of people (from all over Canada and beyond) reading the 129 separate sections of the report so that anyone around the world can hear the words. Read a blogpost about this TRC Video Reading Project.



                            What We Have Learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation audio version is comprised of a series of MP3 files available on Dropbox. The document read is 126 pages long (6.5 hours) and is essentially the History section found in the report's Summary.


Highlighted report: Where are the Children Buried?


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Scott Hamilton of Lakehead University talks about the difficultly in finding where deceased Indian Residential School (IRS) students are buried in this paper Where are the Children buried?  Exact locations are not easily found as there are so many different circumstances of death and burial, and there is very little information about the cemeteries.  It is important that we understand how the schools operated in order to contextualize the patterns underlying death and burial. There is more work to be done and more children to be found; the role of the researcher is to honour and protect them. 

Indexed Calls to Action on Missing children and burial information includes links to the relevant parts of the TRC’s Final Report to provide context (such as testimonies given under oath) for the reasons these Call were declared.  


Image credit

Inuit Kunik by Richard Harrington, via Wikimedia Commons