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Residential school survivor proposes Indigenous museum as part of reconciliation

Sep 30 2021 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Residential school survivor Doug George-Kanentiio appealed to the federal government Thursday to help create a permanent museum in Canada to preserve the collective memories of Indigenous Peoples. "We the survivors will be there to guide people towards this reconciliation," George-Kanentiio said from a stage on Parliament Hill during a ceremony to mark the […]

Canadian Catholic bishops ‘apologize unequivocally’ for residential schools

Sep 24 2021 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Catholic bishops in Canada are apologizing "unequivocally" to Indigenous Peoples for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later this fall. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops agreed to the wording of the one-page statement during a meeting Thursday. It says […]

Canadian Catholic bishops ‘apologize unequivocally’ for residential schools

Sep 24 2021 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Catholic bishops in Canada are apologizing "unequivocally" to Indigenous Peoples for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later this fall. They are also promising to provide documents that may help "memorialize" students buried in unmarked graves, work on getting the […]