February 23, 2008

Tribes ask Queen to apologize

Manitoba First Nations ask Queen for apologyThe head of 30 northern aboriginal communities in Manitoba wants Queen Elizabeth to apologize to the former students of residential schools in Canada.

Sydney Garrioch, grand chief of the Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin, which represents northern Manitoba chiefs, sent a letter to Buckingham Palace Thursday morning, urging the Queen to "issue an apology on behalf of your government in Canada and let us close this terrible chapter in Canadian history.

"I would humbly implore you as our Head of State and Queen of the British Commonwealth to ensure our cries of the former residential school students are heard," the letter read.

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
And, failing that, maybe the tribes can convince Helen Mirren to apologize...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'