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Cultural Competency for Legal Education by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was created as an independent commission in 2008 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This was the Canadian Government’s response to a class action by more than 86,000 Indian Residential School survivors across Canada whose experiences are similar to those of the Stolen Generations in Australia. In 2015 the TRC issued 94 ‘Calls to Action’, which include the need for lawyers to have cultural competency training.

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