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Hello Senator L. Beyak

I wish to email you regarding your recent comments regarding the residential schools. I wish to say I agree with you that the schools probably did some good, and certainly, that was the intent of the residential schools. It is very easy in hindsight for the various individuals and organizations to condemn your comments and to put the residential schools in a totally negative and colonial context. However given the times, limited resources, and perhaps lack of consultation with FN's there were bound to be problems with the program.

To pass judgement on you for telling the truth is certainly not fair. We can only be patient and take a breath.

All the best Michael