[1/4] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Lac La Ronge Chief Tammy Cook-Searson lead an Awareness Walk on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 30, 2023.
Trudeau's statement was made on National Truth and Reconciliation Day, which recognizes the legacy of the residential schools, which operated between 1831 and 1996 and removed about 150,000 indigenous children from their families.
Some were subjected to abuse, rape and malnutrition at schools in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 called "cultural genocide."
"We must never forget the past and the injustices committed against Indigenous Peoples at residential schools, as well as the intergenerational trauma that remains today," Trudeau said in a statement.
"Right now, with denialism sadly on the rise, uncovering the whole truth is more important than ever."
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