"There isn't a single profession in Canada that shouldn't be required to understand the aboriginal experience in this country because all professions deal with aboriginal people, particularly in the West, where the population of aboriginal people is so significant,"
"Trauma feeds on trauma. Once here is a cycle that's started f suicides or crime or physical violence, it begins to feed upon itself and passes from generation to generation. Residential schools are probably the most significant historical trauma that aboriginal people in this country have experienced"
CBC had a really good series back in February, 2012 on this same theme.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Urges More Awareness of Residential Schools