Residential school survivors want concrete plan to result from Vatican visit – CBC

Dec 03, 2021

Many would rather see action than an apology from the Pope

Some residential school survivors have little hope that anything meaningful for them will happen when Indigenous groups from Canada visit the Pope in mid-December.

“I want the Pope to give me a plan. What are you going to do with all those people that [did] these things to these little kids?” said Dakota elder Wanbdi Wakita.

Wakita, from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation about 240 kilometres west of Winnipeg, attended two residential schools in Manitoba for a total of eight years, and suffered through abuse throughout his stay.

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