On Friday, November 24th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologising to former residential school students in Newfoundland and Labrador.
They were excluded from the 2008 apology.
What did it take? A class action lawsuit and a recommendation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Residential school survivor Danny Pottle will join others to hear Canada finally acknowledge the harm that was done to them.
Pottle joined host Juanita Towtongie on APTN’s In-Focus to share this thoughts.
And so did former residential school student, Theodore Fontaine.
Mr. Fontaine was included in the 2008 apology and he shared what hearing the federal government say sorry has done for him.
Legal counsel Steven Cooper also joined in on the show to talk about the litigation which awarded $50 million in compensation to the Labrador survivors.
As well, APTN Investigates reporter Cullen Crozier talks about his award-winning story, “Forgotten Survivors”.
An episode that tells the stories of four former Labrador students.
You can tune into APTN this Friday at 9:30am eastern, when we go live to the apology, to hear Canada finally acknowledge the hurt it caused to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.