They offered a formal apology to the victims of Residential Schools run in Canada from the 1870’s until the mid 1990’s.
(2) Prime Minister Offers Full Apology on behalf of Canadians for the Indian Residential School System (complete with 12:00 min apology video)
I think this is a great way to celebrate June as Aboriginal History Month – but also a great day for Canadians in a step forward in the healing process of Canada and Aboriginal relations. I was very glad to hear the apology – not so much for myself – but for all the victims of those Residential Schools – including my 2 parents. For me, the apology is a step in the right direction towards healing a breach in affairs within Canada and hopefully can provide the step forward to a new and revitalized Canada.