From 2008-2015, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) addressed state violence against Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools. Unlike other Truth Commissions in the world, Canada’s was the result of a class action lawsuit. Here you will find resources by and about the TRC as well as the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement.
Canada's Residential Schools - The History, 1939 to 2000 by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Publication Date: 2015-12-09
Canada's Residential Schools - The Legacy by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) is the settlement of the largest class action lawsuit in Canada’s history. The parties were former students, the government of Canada, and the churches that ran the institutions The IRSSA only applies to First Nations. It is separate from later agreements regarding Métis peoples, Inuit peoples, and day school students.