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Canadian PM Pledges Reconciliation with Aboriginals
   2015-12-16 20:43:14    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xie Cheng

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses while speaking during the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa, Canada, on December 15, 2015.  [Photo: CFP]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to work towards full reconciliation with the country's aboriginals.

It comes after he accepted a final report on the abuses of the government's abolished system of residential schools for indigenous children.

"No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with First Nations, the M¨¦tis Nation and Inuit peoples. I give you my word that we will renew and respect that relationship."

He added that a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is now underway.

The report based on a 6-year investigation recorded horrific abuses and atrocities suffered by many of the children attending the residential schools.

It has identified over 32-hundered student deaths, with many more casualties went unrecorded.

Canadian Aboriginals account for about 5 percent of the total population, and have higher levels of poverty and a lower life expectancy than their non-native counterparts.

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