Chief Phil Fontaine and AFN receive Pope’s apology for abuse

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Pope expresses sorrow over residential school abuses –

Papal visit results in apology

Pope’s expression of sorrow over deplorable treatment of First Nations native children in Canadian Residential Schools assimilation program where the Catholic Church ran 90% of the schools. Abuse was…

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National Chief Phil Fontaine’s Response to Canada

First Nations, National Chief Phil Fontaine responds in parliament to the formal apology offered by the Canadian government for the abuses of the residential schools inflicted upon Canada’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. An important day for aboriginal rights. Just the beginning, will the government of Canada follow up and treat our original peoples on a nation to nation basis?

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