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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

More education, change to come: TRC commissioner Marie Wilson on 2nd anniversary of calls to action

Posted: 06/07/17 12:03pm CST

‘If we keep doing everything the way we’ve always done, that change will not happen’

She told CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition that people who make glib comments about residential schools like ‘it couldn’t have been all bad’ fail to understand why countries hold truth and reconciliation commissions.

“You don’t have a truth and reconciliation commission when everything is going well,” she said.

“You have one because something terribly wrong has happened.”

‘They’re not all about what the government should do.’ – Marie Wilson

She said that doesn’t mean “good and kind and indeed beautiful things may not have also occurred in the context of that” but the commission’s purpose was to get to the bottom of the terrible wrong.

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