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Canada apologizes for aboriginal victims in history
Updated: 2008-06-13 09:58

Canada's Governor General Michaelle Jean, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister Paul Martin and other political officials attend an apology ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, June 11, 2008. From the 1870s to the 1970s, about 150,000 aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their parents and sent to distant residential schools in a bid to assimilate them into Christian society. [Xinhua]