Was the Qikiqtani Truth Commission connected to the Government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission about residential schools?
The RCMP provided institutional support, including access to records and permission to reproduce materials related to the mandate of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. It also encouraged retired officers to participate in QTC hearings.
In 2005-06, the RCMP conducted a related investigation into the alleged mass slaughter of Inuit sled dogs between 1950 and 1970. Its summary report, entitled the Final Report: RCMP Review of Allegations Concerning Inuit Sled Dogs, is available through the RCMP web site. The full report has not been translated and is only available through special requests made to the RCMP.
The Qikiqtani Truth Commission prepared a response to the RCMP report, the Analysis of the RCMP and Inuit Sled Dogs (2006) Report, as part of its mandate.