The claim that 150,000 status Indianchildren were 'forced' to attend residential schools is misleading at best, write Nina Green, Brian Giesbrecht, and Tom Flanagan. For example, enforcement of compulsory attendance was often lax to non-existent.
There are in fact B.C. death records for 225 of the 416 children who the Truth and Reconciliation Commission claims "died at schools." The TRC has those records. Most did not even die at school and are buried on their home reserves. Is this another example of TRC fraud and deception?