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Ed­mon­ton — Fernie Marty, an elder liv­ing in Ed­mon­ton with roots in the Elizabeth Métis Set­tle­ment, says an apol­ogy from Pope Fran­cis to res­i­den­tial school sur­vivors would go a long way to­wards rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and might help both younger and older gen­er­a­tions re­con­nect to the faith.

Cal­gary — Jason Good­striker, who sits on the Abo­rig­i­nal Friend­ship Cen­tre of Cal­gary’s board of di­rec­tors, says the ask should re­ally come from First Na­tions lead­ers. He also thinks a leader who at­tended a res­i­den­tial school should make the re­quest.

Win­nipeg — Clay­ton Thomas-Muller, an Indige­nous ac­tivist with 350. org, said: “For Justin Trudeau to speak on our be­half … con­tin­ues to breathe life into the on­go­ing his­tor­i­cal record of the pa­tri­archy of the Cana­dian state.” Thomas­Muller said that the prime min­is­ter should have had rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in­clud­ing sur­vivors of res­i­den­tial schools, on the trip.

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