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Premier Taptuna reacts to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report

16 December 2015 

Statement 

Premier Taptuna reacts to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report 

Premier Peter Taptuna released the following statement: 

“I look forward to reviewing the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in great detail, and working with the federal government to move forward in a renewed commitment to healing and becoming stronger than ever. 

The legacy of residential schools has left lasting impact and trauma for Indigenous People across the country, and its effects are seen daily in Nunavut. Inuit have shown over and over that we are strong and resilient. Now is the time to resolve the issues of the past, and embrace hope for the future. 

I thank the TRC for their tireless work to bring this painful chapter of Canada’s history to light and their dedication to this important process over the last several years. 

Nunavut will continue to ensure the history of residential schools is taught in our schools, so our students understand the full extent of this period in our territory’s history.” 

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Media Contact: 

Cate Macleod 
Director of Communications
Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs
867-975-6049 
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca