Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday morning to deliver a formal apology to residential school survivors, but at least one Indigenous group will be rejecting that apology.
Former Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, Simeon Tshakapesh told VOCM Nightline with Jonathan Richler Thursday evening the Innu will be rejecting the Prime Minister’s apology.
Hundreds of children in Labrador and northern Newfoundland were removed from their families and homes to go to school. Many of those children suffered abuse, and lost their connections to their language and culture.
Tshakapesh says what’s happening now with Innu families and what used to be known as CYFS is no different than what happened during the residential schools era.
The apology is set for Friday morning at 10:30 local time.
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