Ex-TRC director Kimberly Murray named special interlocutor for residential schools – Durham Radio News

OTTAWA — Canada’s newly appointed interlocutor for unmarked burial sites at residential schools expects that prosecuting crimes against Indigenous children will be the “No. 1 conversation” with survivors and First Nations.

Justice Minister David Lametti announced on Wednesday that Kimberly Murray has been appointed as an independent special interlocutor, who will work to connect Indigenous communities searching for, and finding, unmarked graves with the federal government.

“I expect when I go to communities and meet with survivors and leadership that I will hear about these conversations, about how they’ve struggled with what to do, how to have prosecution,” said Murray, a former executive director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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