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The Indian Residential School Survivors Society began in 1994 as a working committee of the First Nations Summit. The First Nation Summit is composed of fifty-one B.C. First Nations governmental and political bodies, representing more than 70% of all aboriginal populations in British Columbia.
As of March 2002 we formally became the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. (The previous history included – Since 1994, the Project evolved into a sub-organization of the Summit, with five B.C. regional representatives comprising the board. Each board member is either an Indian residential school survivor or an inter-generational survivor. The board was supported by a staff of 16 professionals, most of whom are themselves either Indian residential school survivors or inter-generational survivors.)