As part of the CBC’s extensive multi-platform series CBC NEWS: STOLEN CHILDREN, Canadians can turn to CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio One and CBCNews.ca for live coverage of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s historic apology in the House of Commons for abuses at aboriginal residential schools on Wednesday, June 11.
Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, on June 11, coverage on CBC Newsworld will be hosted by senior parliamentary editor, Don Newman, out of Ottawa. Also at this time, host Kathleen Petty—along with Charlene Belleau, Chief of the Esketemc First Nation near William Lake, B.C. (also former Director of the Assembly of First Nations’ Residential Schools Unit)—will cover the apology on CBC Radio One, and CBCNews.ca will stream live audio and video.
Also on June 11, at 8 p.m. ET, on CBC Newsworld host Carla Robinson anchors an hour-long special looking back at the apology and reaction to it. CBC Newsworld will rebroadcast the apology in its entirety at this time.
On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, CBC Newsworld will air a special town hall recorded in Regina. Moderated by CBC Radio host Sheila Coles, the town hall will explore the legacy of residential schools in Saskatchewan. Viewers will hear from former residential school students and aboriginal leaders, along with musical performers who will join the participants in a unique opportunity to respond to the federal government’s apology. CBC Newsworld will air an encore presentation of the town hall on Saturday, June 14, at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, and Sunday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT.
Canadians can visit www.cbcnews.ca/stolenchildren for more in-depth stories, educational resources and to learn more about the residential schools era and the CBC NEWS: STOLEN CHILDREN project.