"Reconciliation between the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches and between Inuit and Dene students who attended residential schools in the North will be a focus of the second Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) national event this month [June 2011]. 'Conflicts among school children along these two religious and ethnic lines are part of the residential school story in this region and across the North', said the TRC in its concept paper for the event, scheduled for Jun. 28 to Jul. 1  in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT). The majority of Inuit children attended Anglican-run residential schools, while most Dene children attended Catholic-run schools in the North". "The second TRC event is being hosted by the diocese of the Arctic under the direction of Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk. The Rev. David Parsons, Church of the Ascension in Inuvik, is coordinating local Anglican participation in the national event".
In an ecumenical news conference in Ottawa on 30 March 2016, "The Anglican Church of Canada and six other Canadian churches and religious organizations have declared their commitment to Call to Action #48 issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)". "Call to Action #48 is aimed at implementing the principles, norms and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation. It was the only one of the 94 Calls to Action that challenged the churches and faith groups to respond by March 31 ". "Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, delivered the ecumenical statement on behalf of the group. 'The commitment to Call to Action #48 represents a vital step forward for the church.', he said. 'If it lives into, embodies and follows the Call, it will bring a transformation in the relationship with Indigenous peoples and within the church'". "TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson responded to the statement on behalf of the three-member commission headed by Justice Murray Sinclair". "Wilson said the Calls to Action were made in response to the 7,000 people who spoke to the commission during its hearings. "We did not issue them to make people feel comfortable or invite them into a process of reconciliation that would amount to a kinder, gentler form of assimilation', she said. Calls to Action are imperatives, added Sinclair".
"The first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) achieved 'remarkable acts of reconciliation', according to Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC. Sinclair expressed satisfaction that it had been a 'special, excellent start'. He also told the crowd gathered for closing ceremonies at the Oodena Celebration Circle of The Forks, a national historic site in Winnipeg: 'We know that this journey is far from complete'. More than 1,000 residential school survivors spoke privately to TRC statement-takers and in some cases, at sharing circles witnessed by the public. More than 40,000 people took part in various activities during the event." The Primate, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, attended the event and "listened to former students share their residential school experiences. 'I felt so ashamed', he said. The church has not paid enough attention to 'repentance for the wrongs we've done', he said, and to issues around 'inherent racism that still exists in Canadian society and in the church'." Justice Murray "Sinclair thanked the Anglican, United, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches, which took part in the event. 'They have not only persevered in supporting this commission as we go about our work, they have contributed generously to a fund to establish the travel arrangements so that many of you could be here', he said". The General Synod Archives was present at the event with resources about the schools. Article includes a photo with caption: "Laurel Parson, assistant archivist of the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod, looks on as a residential school survivor searches through residential school photographs."