Inuit Accepting of Apologies From Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

From left, Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, residential school survivor Toby Obed and Premier Andrew Furey.

Premier Andrew Furey will deliver two more apologies today to Inuit communities and survivors of residential schools in Labrador.

Furey has been visiting those communities and meeting with leaders and residents all week along the north coast, delivering two more apologies yesterday, in Makkovik and Hopedale.

Today, he travels to Nain and Happy Valley-Goose Bay for similar, solemn events.

In Hopedale yesterday, residential school survivor Toby Obed accepted the apology from the premier on behalf of other survivors.

He said it’s something they’ve been awaiting for many years, adding the apology was accepted because they “want the pain to go away and because they have to move on.”

Obed said he views it as a genuine moment of truth and reconciliation.

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