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Nearly 150-thousand survivors of Canada's residential schools are now being promised their stories will be told in public schools across the country.
Education is one of the 20 recommendations released in an interim report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission... currently examining the abuse suffered by First Nations children torn away from their families over a 130-year period ending in 1996.
Commission head, Justice Murray Sinclair, says past wrongs must not be forgotten.
"It is commonly said that it takes a village to raise a child. The Government of Canada took indian children away from their villages and then, the Government of Canada set out to destroy their villages, so when they got out of those institutions, they didn't have a village to go back to."
Other recommendations include easier access to mental health care for survivors.