The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is looking for the Roman Catholic Church to comply with by means of with a promise to offer $25 million to Residential Colleges survivors.
In a information launch issued Thursday, FSIN said that the Church had agreed to lift the cash as a part of the Indian Residential College Survivor Settlement to assist survivors and their households. The FSIN cited media experiences that discovered the Catholic Church in Saskatoon area has solely raised $34,650. Nationally, it’s round $4 million, additionally properly in need of the $25 million.
“Hundreds of First Nations youngsters have been victims of emotional, bodily and sexual abuse at these church-run residential faculties,” mentioned FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron in a information launch. “They have been starved, shamed, and overwhelmed for talking their languages and stripped of their tradition, traditions, and identification. These wrongs have been dedicated by the Catholic Church and our survivors deserve a correct apology and compensation for what was executed to them; not damaged guarantees”
“For Catholics to lift tens of millions to construct a number of multi-million-dollar cathedrals and lift solely $34,650 or $0.30 per survivor is shameful. Simply as shameful because the acts dedicated towards these little youngsters by the clergymen, nuns, and establishment they worship. If they’ll’t elevate it of their homes of worship right here, it ought to come from the richest group on this planet, The Vatican.”
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