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In this Truth and Reconciliation Report a variety of topics will be discussed. First, I will explain what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is, who makes up the commission, and how they were picked. Then, I will explain the purpose of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, why the commission was created, and what are they responding to. In addition, I will provide two critiques of the TRC report, identify how social work can respond to the TRC report, and identify how I might respond to the TRC report in my personal/professional life. Lastly, I will provide a conclusion summarizing what was spoken about in this Truth and Reconciliation Report.
What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? The truth and reconciliation commission is an element of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (Truth and reconciliation commission of Canada (TRC), n.d., para.1). The TRC is a response based on comprehensive and holistic approaches (TRC, n.d.). It acknowledges the residential school system, and other inequalities
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They are responding to the Government of Canada for their ongoing unjust, and harsh treatment towards their communities. The purpose of the TRC is to document the authentic truth of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis residential school survivors (TRC, n.d., para.2). Also, to document their families, communities, the churches, the government, and anyone who was personally affected (TRC, n.d.). Furthermore, promoting awareness and educating all non-Aboriginal Canadians on the Residential School System, its legacy, and its destructive impacts (TRC, n.d.). Also, the TRC has included recommendations to the Government of Canada regarding the Residential School System and its legacy (TRC, n.d.). Lastly, the TRC wants to motivate Aboriginal Peoples, and non-Aboriginal Canadians in a reconciliation process, and create new relationships built on mutual understandings (TRC,
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