Pope Francis Apology – What does it mean for Indigenous Peoples?

Pope Francis Apology – What does it mean for Indigenous Peoples?

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by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2022145 Views

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In case you have no clue what I’m talking about, on July 25th… Pope Francis issued an apology for the involvement of the catholic church with Canada’s creation of Residential schools in 1884 which were funded and operated by the Government of Canada and churches. The schools were created to make Indigenous children assimilate into Canadian culture. Children at these schools were forced to adopt European languages, religions, and routines – Basically forcing them to abandon their Indigenous language, cultural beliefs, and way of life. Experiences at these schools were often traumatic and still impact the lives of many adult Indigenous people today. An apology is a regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure. The Issued Apology from Pope Francis meant a lot of different things for Indigenous people:

In todays video I’m breaking down These 5 different feelings that are experienced by indigenous people.

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