First Nations assembly disappointed by lack of seats at upcoming Pope visit

The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador says it’s disappointed to learn only 400 seats have been allocated to survivors of residential schools in Quebec as Pope Francis visits the province for mass later this month. The mass will be held near Quebec City at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré basilica on July 28, when the Pope is expected to apologize in person for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system.

The Ombudsman de Montréal Releases Report on Issue of Homelessness among Indigenous and Inuit Persons 

“Clearly, the issue of homelessness calls for a comprehensive approach and requires work in tandem with, among others, municipal authorities, community organizations and health and social services network (RSSS)…. It is imperative to walk the talk – that is, to put words into action.” – Me Nadine Mailloux, Ombudsman de Montréal.