Archbishop of Canterbury promises release of residential school records in England following survivors’ calls – CBC

May 02, 2022

Commitment comes after meeting cancelled with survivors at former Mohawk Institute Residential School

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he will ensure any residential school-related records held by the Anglican Church in England are released, following calls from survivors.

The church is facing demands from survivors who attended the former Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ont., to disclose any records held overseas in hopes they may shed light on the true number of children who died at the residential school and where they are buried.

“Anything in the possession of the archives of the Church of England will be made available,” Justin Welby said at a media scrum on Saturday during a visit to James Smith Cree Nation, about 200 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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