Posts Tagged ‘Métis’

Canadian residential school survivors: ‘We can forgive, but we’ll never forget’

Monday, July 25th, 2022
Canadian residential school survivors

Residential school survivors from the Canadian province of Manitoba preparing to travel to Edmonton for the Pope’s first stop in Canada have said, ‘We can forgive, but we’ll never forget.’ Linda Daniels, 68, is one of those travelling to see Pope Francis. She was forced to attend the Sandy Bay Residential School, and is nervous Read more

Who are the Aboriginals the pope will meet in Canada?

Thursday, July 21st, 2022
Aboriginal Canada

Pope Francis is scheduled to fly to Canada on Sunday for a weeklong visit to meet the country’s Aboriginal peoples who were victims of colonization and various types of abuse at Catholic-run residential schools. He has described the trip to North America as a “penitential pilgrimage”. But who exactly are these Indigenous people of Canada Read more

Angry survivors want to determine Pope’s Canadian apology

Monday, April 11th, 2022
Angry survivors

Survivors of Canada’s residential schools say they should decide when and where the pope comes to apologise. The apology must be given to all survivors, and some would not feel comfortable attending a traditional Catholic event, the angry survivors say. The comments from the current indigenous leaders represent a new generation that wants redress rather Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to meet area residential school survivors

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The Archbishop of Canterbury will hold an informal meeting with residential school survivors next month in Brantford. The Most Rev. Justin Welby, head of the Church of England and leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is visiting Canada from April 29 to May 3 to highlight the church’s desire to pursue reconciliation with indigenous people. Read more

Papal apology: like seeing fresh moose tracks

Monday, April 4th, 2022
fresh moose tracks

Like walking through the snow and seeing fresh moose tracks. This is National Chief, Gerald Antoine’s description of Pope Francis’ apology for the part the Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential school system. “That is the feeling that I have, because there is a possibility,” he said moments after the apology. “Today is a day Read more