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Japanese Canadians knock residential
National Association of Japanese Canadians has urged the federal government to correct
flaws in its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process to compensate
survivors of abuse at aboriginal residential schools.
an address Friday at the Four Worlds ceremony in
process ignores the historical irresponsibility of the church and state,
including the fiduciary relationship issue between
fallout will continue on from generation to generation unless victims and their
families are satisfied that a fair and just settlement has been reached."
two-page letter has been forwarded to Denis
minister responsible for the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution;
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Minister Andrew Mitchell; Justice
and Prime Minister Paul Martin.
government officials involved in the issue could not be reached for comment.
Free Press, April 24, 2004