July 23, 2024


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Papal Visit: Pressure mounts for residential school apology


WARNING: This story has disturbing details about residential and boarding schools. If you are feeling triggered, here is a resource list for trauma responses from the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in the U.S. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Hotline in Canada can be reached at 1-866-925-4419.

Miles Morrisseau
and Mary Annette Pember


MASKWACIS, Alberta, Canada – More than 15,000 Indigenous people from across North America are expected to pour into the heart of the Montana Cree First Nation at Maskwacis in anticipation of an apology Monday from Pope Francis for the Catholic Church’s role in the cultural genocide wreaked by Canada’s residential school system.


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