July 29, 2022

While Pope Francis apologizes in Canada, tribal leaders suspend Christian missions at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

Author: Kevin Clarke

Images of Pope Francis meditating before the graves of Indigenous children who perished at a church-run residential school evoked remorse for past wrongs and hope for reconciliation in the future this week. But even as the pope made efforts toward healing in Canada, back in the United States a passionate discussion began at a tribal council meeting on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It offered a poignant reminder that injuries are still being visited on Indigenous people in North Ame...