Former Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations chief unhappy with lack of progress after papal visit – Global News

March 15, 2023

George Arcand Jr., the former grand chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, says more than six months after Pope Francis visited Canada to deliver an apology on his people’s land, contact between First Nations leaders, Ottawa and the church has been almost non-existent.

Ahead of his departure from the role of grand chief, Arcand Jr. sat down to speak to Global News for a television special called Journey Towards Reconciliation.

“I’m really disappointed that Canada and the church are not moving quicker,” he said. “In the First Nation communities, we’ve started to prepare for the battle of dealing with our community members’ challenges.

“We see early that we don’t have the resources or the people to deal with this battle we’re going to have. ”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9468876/former-confederacy-grand-chief-pope-francis-church-residential-schools/

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