Sphenia Jones, a residential school survivor, speaks Haida in an upcoming Canadian film. The script was written in Haida, a mostly forgotten language, in order to revive the language and honor those who suffered at residential schools.
Clayton Lorne Green, residential school survivor, will receive the President's Medal from the First Nations University of Canada. He will graduate with a degree in social work and plans to use his degree to work toward healing and restoration.
On June 23 and 24, 2017, survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School will meet in Winnipeg for a reunion. More than 600 First Nations students attended the school, which was located in Manitoba, from 1958 to 1973.
Edmonton's Catholic Archbishop, Richard Smith, held his ninth annual breakfast with members of the media and discussed requests for Pope Francis to formally apologize for the Church's role in residential schools.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Pope Francis on May 29 in Vatican City, and he plans to ask the Pope to issue a formal apology for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools.