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TRC brings national event to Saskatoon.

From June 21-24 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission held its second largest ever statement gathering event. There were 68 statements presented in the panels, 29 in circles, and 143 private statements. More than 15,000 residential school survivors, a record, registered for the event. Forty to 50 per cent of those who attended the TRC event were non-Aboriginal. "To the non-Indigenous community we sincerely, sincerely thank you for your understanding. When you leave here today, don't leave here with a heart that has any pity in it. That's not what we want. We want your continued understanding, to pass it on to your colleagues, to your children, to your grandchildren, so that one day we will achieve the true principles of coexistence," said Eugene Arcand, member of the IRS Survivors Advisory Committee.

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Title Annotation:YEAR IN REVIEW; Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CSAS
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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