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OMG: Hopefully some action will be done regarding residential school traumas. Too bad such events are just swept under the rug in this country.

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  1. Same with the Highway of Tears controversy. All the emails regarding the case was deleted. Where is the transparency? This is just a slap to the family of the victims and the women who were killed/kidnapped.

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  2. Well, I hope so, but the fact is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission isn't really telling us too much that's new. The scale and depth of the tragedy was pretty well known already. And that didn't motivate too many people in power to do much.

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    1. Politicians act in areas where they see political capital. It's one thing to talk about, but I suspect that, for the current government, there isn't much capital to be gained with their potential voters by acting in support of a group that's... mostly dead and gone at this point. "Acknowledge that it was wrong, maybe issue a formal apology, but then get back to business as usual" would be the prevailing attitude here, I think.

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  3. This is irrelevant to student life at UW.

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    1. Why?
      There will be a residential school survivor giving a talk at Renison next week and there are people who have been affected by the residential school system who study and work at UW.

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    2. @3 How is this irrelevant? Being an aboriginal student this situation in all aspects affects me and I would assume other students with similar backgrounds. Just because it doesn't affect your personally doesn't mean it's irrelevant. Enough of this "I'm the centre of the universe" crap that prevails at this institution.

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