Institutional abuse

Pope Francis dons a headdress during a visit with Indigenous peoples at Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada

Pope Francis apologizes to Canada’s Indigenous communities. But some say it doesn’t go far enough.


Thousands of Indigenous people gathered in Alberta province on Monday to hear the long-awaited apology from the pope to Indigenous communities for generations of abuse and cultural suppression in Canada’s residential schools. But some say more has to be done. Crystal Fraser, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman.

Attendees perform a round dance during a press conference and prayer vigil at the former Muscowequan Indian Residential School, one of the last residential schools to close its doors in Canada in 1997 and the last fully intact residential school still sta

What the US can learn from Canada’s commission on Indigenous residential schools

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People wearing protective face masks hold up signs during a protest

Concerns of structural racism ‘deeply existential,’ UN special rapporteur says