Posted on July 22, 2021

Catholic Diocese of Calgary Commits to ‘Monetary Contribution’ for Residential School Survivors

Alejandrina Alvarez, CBC, July 19, 2021

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary has announced plans to provide financial support for residential school survivors as the country continues to grapple with the the discovery of what are believed to be the unmarked burial sites of children’s remains on former school sites in Canada.


But for some, the offer of financial support is not enough.

Linda ManyGuns, the associate vice-president of indigenization and decolonization at Mount Royal University, calls for the church to release its records of residential schools.


“Pay for our culture to get back, pay for our languages to get returned,” she adds.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation estimates about 4,100 children died at residential schools in Canada {snip}