First Nations youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., say an apology alone from Pope Francis wouldn’t be enough – CBC

Jul 25, 2022

The Pope is in Canada on ‘pilgrimage of penance,’ but Indigenous youth want concrete action

For young Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ont., the ongoing effects of colonialism are with them every day.

For them, it’s a city that doesn’t care. It’s a city that has been racist and discriminatory toward them, where trust with the police is broken, and where seven young First Nations people died after leaving their home communities to attend school.

Pope Francis is touring three regions in Canada — Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit — for six days through July 29. During the trip, he’s expected to expand on an apology he delivered at the Vatican this past spring for residential school abuse in institutions run by the Catholic Church.

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