For 160 years, First Nation, Inuit and Métis children were taken from their homes and placed in institutions located across the country under the guise of education. What the federal government was doing, in fact, was attempting to assimilate Indigenous children into southern society.
This day is to remember the children who went to these schools, their families and communities.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and APTN have come together to produce a one-hour commemorative gathering presented in English, French, Inuktitut, and Cree that will broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. ET. Tune in to hear Survivors’ personal reflections as well as key speaker, His Honour Murray Sinclair, speak about their experiences and the importance of reconciliation.
APTN News will be live with hosts Melissa Ridgen and Dennis Ward before and after the gathering to share more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Watch live below at 12:30 p.m. ET.
12:30 p.m. ET — Pre-show | APTN National News
1:00 p.m. ET — Remembering the Children
2:00 p.m. ET — Post-show | APTN National News
*Pre and post show will only be available in English