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This is the public apology for the role that the Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential school system during the Pope’s visit to the former site of the Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis, AB.

Apology:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2490281&jwsource=cl

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Pope's apology doesn't acknowledge church's role as 'co-author' of dark chapter:

Murray Sinclair Former senator Murray Sinclair was the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2009 to 2015. He says the apology the Pope delivered Monday for the role Catholics played in Canada's residential school system was lacking. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

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Fred Sasakamoose, torn from his home at the age of seven, endured the horrors of residential school for a decade before becoming one of 120 players in the most elite hockey league in the world. He has been heralded as the first Indigenous player with Treaty status in the NHL, making his official debut as a 1954 Chicago Black Hawks player on Hockey Night in Canada and teaching Foster Hewitt how to pronounce his name. Sasakamoose played against such legends as Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, and Maurice Richard.