Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again. This time in Canada where he’s expected to issue a formal apology for Catholic Church’s role in running residential schools. Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy discusses how a formal papal apology fits into Indigenous healing and Canada’s truth and reconciliation process with Andrew Carrier (Métis), vice president of the Manitoba Métis Federation, the national government of the Red River Metis; Michelle Schenandoah (Oneida), executive and creative director of Rematriation magazine; and Kaila Johnston (Ochapowace), supervisor of education, outreach, and public programs for National Center for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.
Break 1 music: Memorial Song (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 music: Let’s Hop to It (song) Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie (artist) Round Dance & Beats (Powwow) (album)