Former chief says the Catholic Church needs to apologize for Indian Residential Schools
Susan Levi-Peters, former Elsipogtog First Nations chief, says the Roman Catholic Church needs to apologize for the residential schools, and Indian day schools that caused generational trauma.
“They need to say they’re sorry. It’s their fault. It’s not our fault.”
Pope Francis fell short of an apology on Saturday, saying, “May the political and religious authorities of Canada continue to collaborate with determination to shed light on that sad story and humbly commit themselves to a path of reconciliation and healing.”
Levi-Peters says she has no doubt more graves will be found at every residential school across the country.
She has hope that through her spirituality and the Mi’kmaq teachings of peace and love, her community has hope.