"This past summer, from June 27 to July 1 , the Northern National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was held in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Marites N. Sison, senior staff writer for the 'Anglican Journal', attended the event and filed more than 20 reports. They can be viewed in full at www.anglicanjournal.com".
Marlisa Brown and Molly Tilden produced "a searing documentary they showed at the recent northern event of the TRC. The documentary [Our Truth: The Youth Perspective on Residential Schools], which also explored the question of whether lack of knowledge has given way to racism, revealed that some youth, including aboriginal youth, harboured negative attitudes toward aboriginal people, saying most are alcoholics who beat up their children. Those who suffered abuse and lost their culture as a consequence of having attended residential schools should not be given any special consideration, said one young man. 'The way I see it, they had a choice', he said. 'They had a choice to consume that alcohol. They had a choice to smoke that drug'." The video was produced for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) after Brown and Tilden "attended a recent workshop on residential schools organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice". Video can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/26588885.