Residential school survivors fear federal leaders have forgotten about them

APTN National News
Residential school survivors in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are welcoming the arrival of the Witness Blanket, an art installation that captures the history of residential schools in Canada.

While survivors are praising the project, they’re also looking to the future.

And they’re concerned that the federal leaders on the campaign trail are mostly silent about the 94 recommendations issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

As APTN’s Trina Roache reports, they fear the advice of the TRC will be forgotten.

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.