Sask. Indigenous leaders calling on Pope to visit former residential school – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2022107 Views

May 9, 2022

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is calling on the Catholic Church to arrange for the Pope to visit a former Saskatchewan residential school during his trip to Canada.

The FSIN is asking the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to arrange for the July 2022 Papal visit to include Muskowekwan Indian Residential School near Muskowekwan First Nation – the last standing residential school in Saskatchewan.

At its peak, Saskatchewan had 22 residential schools, with at least half of those institutions operated by the Catholic Church, according to the FSIN.

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