OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 11, 2012)

Giniigaaniimenaaning by Christi Belcourt

Government of Canada Marks Historic Apology to Former Indian Residential Schools Students

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today unveiled artwork commemorating the legacy of former Indian Residential School students and their families. Métis artist Christi Belcourt’s artwork will be transformed into stained glass and installed in Centre Block on Parliament Hill.

“The Harper Government continues to take steps to promote reconciliation between Aboriginal people, their families and communities, and all Canadians,” said Minister Duncan. “Four years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Apology established the foundation for a new relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians: one that is based on mutual respect and a desire to move forward together in partnership.”

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