Background Content: Call to Action # 58

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April 16, 2022

Update to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Community on Delegation With The Pope

There were 4 major themes to the presentation: Residential Schools and Unmarked Graves Truth and Reconciliation Commission Papal Apology and Visit to Canada Healing and Reconciliation For Residential Schools and Unmarked Graves, the delegates explained the impacts of residential school and the mark that it left on a survivors and intergenerational survivors. We lost our...

April 7, 2022

Residential School Survivors speak out after Popes’s apology at the Vatican

CBC: Cowessess First Nation, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Lebret Qu’Appelle Indian Industrial Residential School all raised as possible sites. Survivors have been demanding a papal apology on their territory for decades, and these calls were formalized in the 2015 final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Momentum and pressure grew last summer...

April 4, 2022

Nishnawbe Aski Nation comments on visit to Pope in Rome

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, has issued the following statement following an apology by Pope Francis for the abuses suffered at Indian Residential Schools to Indigenous delegates at the Vatican this week: “It has taken tremendous courage for Survivors who...

April 3, 2022

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation comment on visit to Pope in Rome

Following the separate meetings with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis delegates and Pope Francis this week, the NCTR is issuing the following statement: “This week’s delegations were a step forward on the path of reconciliation set out for us by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Having Survivors speak their truth directly to the Pope...

April 3, 2022

Truth, Reconciliation, Justice, and Healing: The Métis Experience of Residential Schools

The Métis delegation to Rome prepared the Vatican take-away booklet “Truth, Reconciliation, Justice, and Healing: The Métis Experience of Residential Schools” for the Pope on their visit to Rome. The document outlines the Metis experience of residential schools through: Stories Letters Delegate Interviews, and Essays The document concludes by outlining “the pathway forward alongside some...

April 3, 2022

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs comments after visit to Pope in Rome

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) issues this statement regarding Pope Francis’ apology and his acknowledgement of the terrible abuse perpetrated by members of the Catholic Church towards First Nation children in residential schools. Acting Grand Chief Eric Redhead states, “This is a historic moment: one filled with both sorrow...

April 3, 2022

BC Assembly of First Nations comments on visit to Pope in Rome

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George BC) – The BC Assembly of First Nations acknowledges the apology from Pope Francis to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada, for the Catholic Church’s role in Indian Residential Schools, and the intergenerational traumas caused by atrocities committed to our children. A delegation of First Nations from BC,...

April 1, 2022

AFN comment on visit to Pope in Rome

The AFN supports all 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) to encouragingly be aligned to support and assist all original Nations of families.  TRC Call to Action #58 supports the families requests on the Pope to issue an apology to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman...

March 28, 2022

Inuit requests for action from Pope Francis

In a one hour meeting at the Vatican, National Inuit Leader Natan Obed called for specific actions by Pope Francis to advance reconciliation with Inuit In Canada. Inuit humbly request that Pope Francis undertake the following actions: As per Call to Action 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, deliver an apology in...

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