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Residential school survivor appeals for actionable apology from the Pope – and a revolutionary path forward
Pope Francis arrives in Canada on Sunday for a tour of Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut. During it, he's expected to expand on an apology he made at the Vatican this past April for abuses at residential schools – many of which were run by the Catholic Church. Ted Quewezance is among the residential school survivors who will have an audience with the Pope this week. He's the former chief of Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan and co-chair of a survivors circle that submitted a draft apology for the Pope to consider. He joins Helen Mann to discuss what he needs to hear from the Pope, why renouncing the Doctrine of Discovery is so central to the issue, and how his family has helped him find forgiveness on a personal level.