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Native American News Roundup July 24-30, 2022
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Native American News Roundup July 24-30, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Here is a summary of Native American-related news around the U.S. this week: Pope Francis Apologizes to Indigenous Canadians for Residential School Abuses Pope Francis was in Canada this week on what he called “a penitential pilgrimage” to apologize for the abuses First Nations, Métis and Inuit children endured in Catholic-run residential schools. Speaking Tuesday in Maskawacis, Alberta, Francis said he was “deeply sorry…for the ways in which, regrettably, many Christians supported the colonizing mentality of the powers that oppressed the Indigenous Peoples,” and for “the ways in which many members of the Church and of religious communities cooperated, not least through their indifference, in projects of cultural destruction and forced assimilation promoted by the governm...