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'We are sorry': Ottawa apologizes to Manitoba's Sayisi Dene for forced relocation

 


Canada's Indigenous and northern affairs minister wept as she apologized to Manitoba's Sayisi Dene people for the government's role in forcibly relocating them 60 years ago.

Carolyn Bennett's voice cracked as she delivered the government's formal apology to survivors of the 1956 relocation on Tuesday afternoon in Tadoule Lake, Man., for a decision that led to hunger, violence and death.

"Today I stand humbly before all of you and offer the following words: We are sorry," Bennett said.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/sayisi-dene-apology-1.3723569

 

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