Trudeau apologises for 'deep harm' of residential schools

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on behalf of the government of Canada, has offered a formal apology for the use of residential schools for indigenous children in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to this article from the BBC. While an apology was previously issued in 2008, Newfoundland and Labrador were left out. "Some 150,000 indigenous children over more than 100 years were separated from their families and forced to have a state-run education," says the article. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada published a report in 2015 calling the use of residential schools a "cultural genocide," as children were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture and were separated from their families and communities.