Despite high hopes that Pope Francis would visit the province in 2017 and apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system, the plan didn’t go ahead and no explanation was given by the Vatican. That visit is needed now more than ever, says Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Chief Felix Thomas.
Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Inc. and Star Blanket Cree Nation are the latest groups in the province to signal upcoming efforts using ground-penetrating radar to find the resting places of Saskatchewan residential school students.
Saskatchewan First Nations leaders are calling on Roman Catholics to boycott Sunday mass until church leaders do more for residential school survivors.
Cory Cardinal was released from the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre in April and at that time he said his work calling for better conditions within Saskatchewan's correctional system would continue.