GLOBAL INDIGENOUS: Justice at last on land, schools, recognition
Coverage around the world on Indigenous issues for the week ending April 17, 2022
April 25, 2022
Around the world: Pope Francis will visit Canada in July, the Aboriginal Land Council urges an electoral commission to improve Indigenous enrollment, the first Māori is appointed to UN's Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the first federal Indigenous research garden opens in British Columbia, and Native title is recognized in southern Queensland after 25 years.
CANADA: Pope Francis to meet school survivors in July visit
The week starts with news that Pope Francis is expected to meet with residential school survivors during his upcoming four-day visit to Canada in July, CBC News reported on April 15.
The Pope is expected to visit at least three cities, likely Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit, according to sources who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about the matter.