Tearful Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school survivors

Posted In: News Date:Nov 24th, 2017

Standing before an audience of hundreds in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador Friday morning, Trudeau said the apology was long overdue, and a stain on the relationship between the Indigenous people of Newfoundland and Labrador and those non-Indigenous individuals who claimed to be educating them.Between 1949 and 1979, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their communities to attend five residential schools that were run by the International Grenfell Association (IGA) or Moravians. Many said they were sexually and physically abused, and suffered language and cultural losses.