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Windsor law professor calls on Senator Beyak to educate herself about residential schools – CBC
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Lynn Beyak said indigenous people ‘owe their lives’ to residential schools
April 03, 2017
Valerie Waboose, an assistant law professor from the University of Windsor, is adding her voice to the growing chorus of Indigenous people calling on Senator Lynn Beyak to educate herself on the legacy of residential schools in Canada.
Earlier this month, Beyak criticized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for “not focusing on the good” of the “well-intentioned” institutions.
The senator continues to face criticism for her comments, but said she does not need any more education about the schools and that she has “suffered” with Canada’s Indigenous people.
“The best way to heal is to move forward together, not to blame, not to point fingers, not to live in the past,” she said. “Recognize the atrocities, but move forward.”