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Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope set for historic apology for abuses against Indigenous children in Canada

Pope set to speak in Alberta community of Maskwacîs on Monday

Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone

Translators to deliver Pope’s words in languages forbidden in residential schools

Indigenous children were punished for speaking their native languages

Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone
Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini

Pope flies to Canada for ‘penitential trip’ aimed at Indigenous reconciliation

Catholic Church’s leader expected to make apology at the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini
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Maskwacis chiefs ask Freedom Convoy protesters to stay home

Maskwacis chiefs: papal visit is for survivors

  • Jul 22, 2022
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Susan Enge, shown in a handout photo, says she will be thinking of her mother’s time in a residential school during the long journey south from the Northwest Territories to see Pope Francis in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susan Enge **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘A personal journey’: People travelling great distances to see Pope Francis

‘It’s a personal choice and a personal journey for everyone who is seeking healing from the Pope’s messaging’

Susan Enge, shown in a handout photo, says she will be thinking of her mother’s time in a residential school during the long journey south from the Northwest Territories to see Pope Francis in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susan Enge **MANDATORY CREDIT**
A new campaign by Cheekbone Beauty features lip glosses with names like Lucious Lead, E.Coli Kiss, and Mercury Shimmer (photo provided by Cheekbone Beauty).

#GlossedOver: Indigenous-owned beauty brand releases contaminated water lip gloss

Cheekbone Beauty aims to raise awareness for Indigenous communities dealing with contaminated water

A new campaign by Cheekbone Beauty features lip glosses with names like Lucious Lead, E.Coli Kiss, and Mercury Shimmer (photo provided by Cheekbone Beauty).
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Bashaw screening Oka Crisis film Beans for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Film directed by Mohawk-Canadian filmmaker Tracy Deer

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Judy Wilson, Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band and Executive Member of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, speaks during a news conference on the impact of Bill C-58 on Indigenous communities, in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Indigenous leaders survey members to explore racist responses when status cards used

Online survey will determine the extent of difficulties members face

Judy Wilson, Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band and Executive Member of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, speaks during a news conference on the impact of Bill C-58 on Indigenous communities, in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A young member of the Polish delegation shows off a drawing she made during the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Urgent measures must be taken to ensure rights of Canadian children: UN committee

UN says urgent action is needed on discrimination, monitoring, abuse, neglect, standards of living

A young member of the Polish delegation shows off a drawing she made during the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The environment minister says a new bill he introduced gives legal protection to Canada’s historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of historic significance in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canada’s historic sites get Indigenous voices, stronger protection in new bill

Canada only G7 country without legislation protecting historic sites, despite having more than 300

Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The environment minister says a new bill he introduced gives legal protection to Canada’s historic sites for the first time and ensures Indigenous Peoples have a stronger voice in identifying and protecting places of historic significance in Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Maxwell Johnson, a Heiltsuk First Nation member who was arrested alongside his granddaughter as they were trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal, sings and drums outside the bank’s main branch before a news conference in Vancouver, on May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No public hearing into arrest of Indigenous man, granddaughter at Vancouver bank

Review of an earlier disciplinary decision upholds its conclusions

Maxwell Johnson, a Heiltsuk First Nation member who was arrested alongside his granddaughter as they were trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal, sings and drums outside the bank’s main branch before a news conference in Vancouver, on May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot participate in a signing ceremony on the Siksika Nation in Siksika Nation, Alta., Thursday, June 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Prime minister signs historic land claim settlement with Alberta First Nation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the chief of a southern Alberta First…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot participate in a signing ceremony on the Siksika Nation in Siksika Nation, Alta., Thursday, June 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Assembly of First Nations former chief Phil Fontaine, center, stands outside St. Peter’s Square at the end of a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Residential school survivors met with Roman Catholic bishops today to discuss what they expect from Pope Francis’ visit to Canada next month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini

Residential school survivors tell bishops their expectations of Pope Francis’s visit

Group of residential school survivors wants the papal visit expanded to more locations

Assembly of First Nations former chief Phil Fontaine, center, stands outside St. Peter’s Square at the end of a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Residential school survivors met with Roman Catholic bishops today to discuss what they expect from Pope Francis’ visit to Canada next month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini
Shirley Ann Soosay, from Samson Cree Nation, Alta., is seen in an undated handout photo. Soosay's remains were buried in a California cemetery in 1980. On Friday, they are expected to return to her community about 43 years after she was last heard from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Violet Soosay, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Always hope’: Remains of Cree woman sent home to Alberta decades after disappearance

‘Now there’s closure, there’s healing that can start happening’

Shirley Ann Soosay, from Samson Cree Nation, Alta., is seen in an undated handout photo. Soosay's remains were buried in a California cemetery in 1980. On Friday, they are expected to return to her community about 43 years after she was last heard from. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Violet Soosay, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, B.C., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trudeau faces chants, pounding drums as he walks through crowd at Kamloops memorial

Prime Minister gets stern reception at a daylong memorial held at the nation’s PowWow Arbor

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, B.C., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People are silhouetted as they walk past the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after gathering to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The year since the the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that ground-penetrating radar had located the suspected grave sites in a former apple orchard has been one of national reckoning about residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A year of trauma, catharsis and finally peace for some survivors of Kamloops school

215 suspected unmarked graves were found at the former residential school in May 2021

People are silhouetted as they walk past the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after gathering to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The year since the the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that ground-penetrating radar had located the suspected grave sites in a former apple orchard has been one of national reckoning about residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A young girl drums during a healing ceremony in town square to honour Chantel Moore in Edmundston, N.B. on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Moore was a 26-year-old Indigenous woman who was fatally shot by police in Edmundston on June 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray

Chantel Moore inquest coroner jury says police use-of-force policy needs review

B.C. Indigenous woman shot dead by an officer in New Brunswick in 2020 during a wellness check

A young girl drums during a healing ceremony in town square to honour Chantel Moore in Edmundston, N.B. on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Moore was a 26-year-old Indigenous woman who was fatally shot by police in Edmundston on June 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray
Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chief sees process of ‘exhumation to memorialization’ at Kamloops graves site

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation mission: bringing the missing children home

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Residential school survivors didn’t want to ‘wear’ decision to raise flag: documents

Period after discovery of unmarked graves marked longest time in Canadian history flags at half-mast

The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld