Learning the Truth on Residential Schools and Indigenous Population: A Newcomer’s Perspective

Two months ago I arrived in Canada as a skilled immigrant with solid experience in human rights promotion and protection back in the European region and unequivocal desire to discover the Canadian human rights reality. For human rights and social policy professionals like me, Canada embodies a role model with strong government institutions and empowered civil society, which are sufficiently funded and effectively address a variety of human rights issues. Yet, shortly after my arrival, a different from my initial expectations reality unfolded: despite its global reputation of a country with impressive GDP and human rights records Canada appears to face deep-rooted human rights challenges, particularly relating to Indigenous people. (more…)

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