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Donaldson happy with the release of more death records

The province has released a second round of death records on Aboriginal children who died during the time residential schools were operated.

NDP Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Doug Donaldson is pleased with the handing over of documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

“This is the kind of information that needs to be put forward in order for people to be able to move forward towards reconciliation so I think it is a good move.”

The newly released records cover the deaths of Aboriginal children from the ages of four to nineteen who died between 1870 and 1956.

The Vital Statistics Agency has nearly five thousand death registrations for Aboriginal children during that period but the job of the TRC is to determine how many of those deaths happened in the schools.

Donaldson says he and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad have also just agreed to write a letter to the federal government calling for an investigation into the bio medical testing on residential school students.

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