Marc Miller on Tetewatharen Acknowledges Government Role In Residential Schools
Written by Paul Graif on 28 March 2022
Marc Miller is the Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister in the Federal government.
He was on Tetewatharen, the noon-hour talk show on K1037 Monday, talking about the government’s 16 million dollar contribution to the building of a new cultural center in the community. It’s part of a program to promote healing and reconciliation. At one point during the show, the Minister acknowledge the government’s shared responsibility with the Catholic Church for the residential school system.
“We are also very aware of our role in this and are equally responsible alongside the Catholic Church and other religious institutions in creating the residential school system and funding it and perpetuating it. There’s a responsibility of the Federal Government to support (survivors) in their mental health needs and the search for a lot of the disappeared,” Miller said.