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Native America Calling: The papal apology
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Thursday, April 7, 2022

The papal apology
The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in the atrocities meted out in church-run residential schools in Canada.

It was a message of contrition and healing for the century of abuses and cultural oppression, delivered to an audience that included First Nations, Inuit and Metis representatives. But it comes too late for many of the survivors of those institutions, including the hundreds of Indigenous children whose final resting place has only recently come to light.

Native America Calling will recount the nuances of both welcoming and demanding more from the Vatican.

Guests on Native America Calling
Gerald Antoine, national chief of the Dene Nation and Assembly of First Nations Northwest Territories regional chief

Mandy Gull-Masty, grand chief of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee

Michelle Schenandoah, executive and creative director of Rematriation magazine.

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