Healing and Accountability: The church’s role in reconciliation
After the discovery of unmarked graves on the site of former residential schools across the country, how can the church heal and bring healing and accountability to the wrongs done to Indigenous people in the residential school system?
Adam Eneas, a parishioner of Sacred Heart Mission Church on Penticton Indian Band destroyed by a suspicious fire on June 21st, tells his story of loss and frustration with the church.
Andrew Thunder, an Oji-Cree who works with churches on Indigenous relations, responds to the anger felt in Indigenous communities and how the discovery of 215 unmarked graves affected his faith.
And The Cue panel debuts! Brian Dijkema, Vice-President of External Affairs at Cardus, Moira McQueen, director of Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and journalist Jacky Habib discuss the church’s response to residential school and the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action.
Crystal Lavallee, producer of First Peoples Voices shares her experience on the Reigniting Hope tour and God’s healing they experienced at the Kamloops Residential School.