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Posted: June 11, 2015

College stands behind Truth and Reconciliation report

The College of the Rockies has stated its support for the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

COTR CEO and President David Walls
COTR CEO and President David Walls

David Walls, President and CEO of College of the Rockies (COTR) issued the following statement on the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada, which was released on June 2.

“College of the Rockies supports the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Wall said, adding,  “As the TRC report noted, education is a powerful way in which we will walk toward truth and reconciliation. We acknowledge the painful legacy of residential schools, and agree that all Canadians must hear the stories of those who survived these schools. College of the Rockies is committed to working with all partners in government, schools, corporations and community to build understanding regarding the legacy of residential schools.

“College of the Rockies is very proud of our 40 year history of working with Ktunaxa, Shuswap, and Metis people, and they remain valued colleagues, relatives and friends. We will continue to commit our hearts and minds to the reconciliation process.”

Lead image: The ceiling of the beautiful Aboriginal Gathering Place at COTR.

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