“… many generations of children, including you and your parents, have been raised to think about things in a different way, in the wrong way, in a way that is negative when it comes to Aboriginal People. And we need to change that. It was the educational system that has contributed to this problem in this country. And it is the educational system, we believe, which is going to help us to get away from this…. We cannot look for quick and easy solutions because there are none. We need to be able to look at this from the perspective of where do we want to be in 3 or 4 or 5 or 7 generations from now, when we talk about the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal People in this country. And if we can agree on what that relationship needs to look like in the future then what we need to think about, is what can we do today that will contribute to that objective. Reconciliation will be about ensuring that everything we do today is aimed at that high standard of restoring that balance to that relationship.”
— Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.