China News Agency, Toronto, June 23 (Reporter Yu Ruidong) The Canadian federal government submitted a bill to Congress on the 23rd local time to establish a National Reconciliation Commission to promote reconciliation with aboriginal people.

  This is actually the Canadian government's response to a call to action made by the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission about seven years ago.

The Canadian government said it was envisaged that an independent, permanent National Reconciliation Commission, led by Indigenous people, could work to ensure a long-term process of reconciliation between official and Indigenous peoples through a commitment to reconciliation and accountability.

The committee will review and evaluate the reconciliation work, and will also communicate with the public to find common ground.

  After the establishment of the Canadian Confederation, a boarding school system for aboriginal children was gradually established in an attempt to enforce the "assimilation" of aboriginal people.

The system has existed for more than 100 years and more than 150,000 Aboriginal children have been sent to boarding schools for segregated education.

The last boarding school for Aboriginal children did not close until the late 1990s.

Statistics show that thousands of children died in boarding schools.

  The Canadian government established an independent Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008.

The commission's 2015 report characterized the boarding school system as a "cultural genocide" and made 94 calls for reconciliation, most of which have yet to be implemented.

  The Canadian government said the establishment of the National Reconciliation Commission would allow for several other calls to action, including continued funding for the commission, official submission of archival data to the commission, and official publication of an annual report on the status of Indigenous peoples.

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