Last week Pope Francis visited Canada to apologize and seek forgiveness for the crimes committed by the Catholic Church against the indigenous peoples of Canada. He called that practice of Christianity “evil.”

On the first day of his visit Mike received an email from one of Canada’s most well known and beloved Native Canadians, the folksinger Buffy Sainte Marie. In it she explains why an apology isn’t enough. 

Mike then asks the Pope (whom he’s met) to grant indigenous people everywhere a Papal Decree that’s long overdue.


Read more about The Doctrine of Discovery:

National Geographic article


Music from today’s episode:

Aiya Surli Tikiatasanga (The Time I Arrive)” — Leo Osoak

The Mission (Gabriel’s Oboe)” — Ennio Morricone

Universal Soldier” — Buffy Sainte Marie


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