Who led the inquiry?
Commissioner James Igloliorte led the inquiry. Madeleine Redfern, Executive Director of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, coordinated the Commission’s work.
Was the Qikiqtani Truth Commission connected to the Government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission about residential schools?
No, the QTC was not connected to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC is a government body that provides those affected by the legacy of Indian residential and federal day schools with opportunities to share their individual experiences in safe and culturally appropriate forums.
Although the QTC did not work with the TRC, the Commission examined education programs and Inuit experiences in schools between 1950 and 1975. See the related QTC thematic history, Ilinniarniq – Schooling in the Baffin Region, 1950 to 1975, to learn more about our findings.