Premier Andrew Furey recently wrapped a run across Labrador this week to issue six apologies to residential school survivors.
Five of the apologies were delivered in Inuit communities, including Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Hopedale, and Nain, with the sixth delivered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Lisa Dempster, who was not be in attendance due to what she says were commitments in the House of Assembly, says the apologies are “of tremendous importance” and a significant moment in the province’s history.
“It’s really their [the survivors] apology,” says Dempster. She calls the conditions that survivors encountered a sad chapter in the province’s history, and hopes more healing can continue as a result of the apology.