WINNIPEG The federal government has put residential schools on the official list of National Historic Events.
Two of the schools, including one here in Manitoba, have been designated National Historic Sites.
The Long Plain First Nation near Portage la Prairie uses the old school for offices right now but the band hopes to open a residential school museum on the site.
Jonathan Wilkinson, the minister responsible for historic sites and monuments, says history has to tackle tough subjects as well as happy ones.
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