ITK to send 7 delegates to visit with the Pope – Nunatsiaq News

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ITK to send 7 delegates to visit with the Pope – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2021103 Views

Dec 9, 2021

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to send seven delegates to the now delayed visit to see the Pope at the Vatican.

Among those delegates will be ITK president Natan Obed. The delay was caused by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, but it will not change the number of delegates or who they are, ITK spokesperson Patricia D’Souza said to Nunatsiaq News in an email.

Other than Obed, the remaining delegates will not announced yet, as they prefer not to do interviews, D’Souza added.

ITK is part an Indigenous delegation to meet the Pope at the Vatican that includes the Assembly of First Nations and the Métis National Council. The delegation will ask for an apology from the Pope for the Catholic church’s role in residential schools in Canada.

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