Leaders demand justice and accountability through international action against the Catholic Church, Canada

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative reporter Assembly of First Nations leaders pass emergency resolutions calling for international action against Canada and the Roman Catholic Church for genocide against Indigenous peoples through the residential school system. They also called for an end to arson attacks by some in retaliation for the deaths of children after hundreds of remains were found in unmarked graves of former residential schools in recent months, and more are expected to be discovered across the country. “It’s disheartening to see churches burnt down and monuments toppled in the news. It is not so, ”said Chief Marcel Head of the Shoal Lake Cree Nation. “I have heard chiefs call and express their concern about this. And also the fact that, at …

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