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Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand stands in St. Peter’s Square as Métis met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 21, 2022, in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jordan Meixner - Manitoba Métis Federation

‘He took ownership’: Manitoba Métis meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

An estimated 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend residential schools

 

Faithful gather to attend the Catholic Easter Sunday mass led by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 17, 2022. For many Christians, this weekend marks the first time in three years they will gather in person to celebrate Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Manitoba Metis delegation heads to Rome for meeting with Pope Francis

Delegation will be first he’s met since he apologized to Indigenous people for residential schools

 

President Cassidy Caron, with the Métis National Council, travelled to Rome on the weekend alongside a delegation of Métis residential school survivors, leaders and community members to meet with the Pope. (President_Cassidy_Caron/Instagram photo)

Métis leader Caron hears Popes apology

Rossland born and raised Cassidy Caron is President of the Métis National Council

  • Apr 6, 2022

 

Bison are shown at Metis Crossing Wildlife Park in Alberta are shown in a handout photo.The Métis Nation of Alberta says the arrival of 20 wood bison at Métis Crossing was a historic moment for its citizens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Olivia Bako/Metis Nation of Alberta
Bison are shown at Metis Crossing Wildlife Park in Alberta are shown in a handout photo.The Métis Nation of Alberta says the arrival of 20 wood bison at Métis Crossing was a historic moment for its citizens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Olivia Bako/Metis Nation of Alberta
President Cassidy Caron of the Métis National Council, travelled to Rome on the weekend alongside a delegation of Métis residential school survivors, leaders, and community members to meet with the Pope. Photo: President_Cassidy_Caron/Instagram

Métis leader Cassidy Caron and delegates meet with Pope Francis

Rossland born and raised Cassidy Caron is President of the Métis National Council

President Cassidy Caron of the Métis National Council, travelled to Rome on the weekend alongside a delegation of Métis residential school survivors, leaders, and community members to meet with the Pope. Photo: President_Cassidy_Caron/Instagram
Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Métis National Council president makes a hometown visit to the Kootenays

Cassidy Caron, Rossland born and raised, was elected president of the national council on Sept. 30

Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier