November 25, 2005

Aboriginal settlement welcomed


WCR Staff Writer

Church leaders have heralded as historic a $2-billion package aimed at compensating tens of thousands of Aboriginal people who were forced into residential schools.

"I agree with the Assembly of First NationsAbuse Tracker Chief Phil Fontaine that this truly is a historic moment, a moment for the ages for sure," said Providence Sister Gloria Keylor, spokesperson for a coalition of 41 religious communities with a stake in the residential schools debacle.

"I think this is a fair package. I think it is a package that will bring closure to the past. That's our prayer, that this will bring closure to the past and allow us to open a new door to the future."

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 04:38 PM