Canada’s Catholic bishops on Monday said they would give $30 million to help support survivors of the residential school system, a pledge met with cautious optimism by survivors, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and others.
“I’m glad they’re saying it, but I’ll wait until we see it,” said Madeleine Whitehawk, a Cote First Nation elder and a survivor of St. Philip’s Catholic residential school in Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) said the funds will be doled out over five years. The move comes after the CCCB apologized to Indigenous people for the suffering endured in Canada’s residential schools, most of which were run
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