The Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report Tuesday on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system.
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Here are some numbers and facts contained in the final report of the commission:
6,750 — Statements received by the Truth and Reconciliation from survivors of residential schools, members of their families and other individuals
150,000 — First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students who went to residential schools.
37,951 — Claims made for injuries resulting from physical and sexual abuse in residential schools.
30,939 — Claims resolved for sexual or serious physical abuse in residential schools by the end of 2014.
$2.69 — Compensation in billions for claims resolved by the end of 2014.
3,200 — Documented number of indigenous children who died in residential schools. Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the commission, estimates the number of deaths is much higher.
300 — Communities visited by the commission since 2008.
300 — Child-welfare agencies in Canada operating under provincial and territorial jurisdiction.
100 — The period, in years, studied by the inquiry into Canada’s residential school system.
80 — Residential schools in operation across the country in 1930.
7 — Number of languages in which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report will be published: English, French, Mi’kmaq, Ojibwa, Inuktitut, Cree and Dené.
Millions — Number of documents collected by the commission since 2008.