Part 1:<I thought, what made him change his mind?
What made him make that apology? Why did it take so long?> Flora
<Pope calls treatment of Indigenous in
Canada schools 'genocide'....>
Part 3: <[The apology] fell short,....>
Francis has apologized personally and on behalf of <many>
individual bad actors, but not for the Church as a whole.
Part 4: <Apologies for the role that the
Roman Catholic Church, as an institution, played in the
mistreatment on the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and
sexual abuse that Indigenous children suffered in residential
schools run by the church,not enough> Trudeau said....
Part 5: <...the pope said the Church
was asking <burning questions... on its difficult and demanding
journey of healing and reconciliation.>...
Part 6: <You never invite a wolf into your
den,> Chantalle said frankly, during a telephone interview with
Al Jazeera days before the popeís arrival. <Like, you don't
bring somebody here that hasn't fully understood what has gone
on for all these years. I don't accept that he's coming to my
home. Itís not something I agree with.> ....
Part 7: <Part of me is
rejoiced, part of me is sad, part of me is numb. But I'm glad I
lived long enough to have witnessed this apology,> Korkmaz said
during a news conference. <But like I said, I want more because
50 years is too long to wait for an apology.>...
Part 8: RoseAnne
Archibald, national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, who
also greeted the pope, criticised the <unilateral> organisation
of the trip and the <archaic> nature of the church, which has no
women in leadership positions. <We don't feel that it has been
Part 9: Eastern Gate Windspeaking Woman, a
survivor who had travelled more than 500km (311 miles) from New
Brunswick, told me she felt like a <Christmas ornament> and was
not sure she belonged there. <It's not about the survivors,> she
said. <I felt we were pushed aside, like we didn't matter.
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When one hurts or kills a child
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi
figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da
qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so
called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
8 Aug 2022
Temporary epilogue by Gino d'Artali
Now that we all had to go through the as the pope called it 'the tour of
penance' and the pain and suffering he left the Indigenous behind with
there are some important things to make absolutely clear.
The pope and with him the vatican may think that after the pope's
apology 'the job is done' but ... The Canadian Indigenous as well as the
Canadian government are united saying the job has not even started yet.
First off there is the burning issue of the mass graves.
They and I still have a lot of gruesome investigations and 'grave
digging' (sick) to do and therefore I decided to publish an extra
edition about it as soon as I can.
There is another burning issue: 'The doctrine of discovery'. of which
the Indigenous and the Canadian government demand that the pope i.e. the
vatican recind it. Read more below.
And the return of the, as I call it, 'stolen' Indigenous Artifacts which
are sacred for the Indigenous.
Only then 'the job' will be done!'
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October 03, 2016
<<Christopher Columbus and the Doctrine of Discovery - 5 Things to Know
The Doctrine of Discovery was used by European monarchies, beginning in
the mid-fifteenth century, as a means of legitimizing the colonization
of lands outside of Europe. It was issued in 1493, the year after
Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of what is now known as North
America. The Doctrine of Discovery continues to impact Indigenous
Peoples throughout the world.
1. The intent of the Doctrine
The Doctrine of Discovery provided a framework for Christian ex-plorers,
in the name of their sovereign, to lay claim to territories uninhabited
by Christians. If the lands were vacant, then they could be defined as
<discovered> and sovereignty claimed.
2. Within the framework of the Doctrine, Indigenous Peoples in the
Americas were considered non-human.The presiding theory of the time was
that Indigenous Peoples, because they were non-Christians, were not
human and therefore the land was empty or terra nullius. When
Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492, it is estimated that the Americas
were actually occupied by 100 million Indigenous Peoples - which is
about one fifth of the human race at that time - who had been living
their traditional lives on the land since time immemorial. But, because
they were not Christians the land was deemed terra nullius.
3. The UN's perspective on the Impact of the Doctrine of Discovery (May,
<The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concluded its eleventh session
with the approval of a set of nine draft recommendations, highlighted by
a text approved on the special theme, the ongoing impact of the
Discovery Doctrine on indigenous peoples and the right redress. That
fifteenth century Christian principle was denounced throughout the
session as the <shameful> root of all the discri-mination and
marginalization indigenous peoples faced today.
The Permanent Forum noted that, while such doctrines of domination and
<conquest>, including terra nullis and the Regalian doctrine, were
promoted as authority for land acquisition, they also en-couraged
despicable assumptions: that indigenous peoples were <savages>,
<barbarians>, <inferior and uncivilized,> among other constructs the
colonizers used to subjugate, dominate and exploit the lands,
territories and resources of native peoples.>
4. The Doctrine of Discovery is still relevant in today's legal arenas
in Canada <On 26 June 2014, in a unanimous 8:0 decision that marked the
first time the highest court has recognized the existence of Aboriginal
title on a particular site, the Supreme Court of Canada made clear that:
<The doctrine of terra nullius (that no one owned the land prior to
European assertion of sovereignty) never applied in Canada, as confirmed
by the Royal Proclamation (1763), R.S.C. 1985, App. II, No. 1.> See
Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 at para. 69.
The case concerned an Aboriginal title claim to lands within the
province of British Columbia and as the Court explains:>>
Read more here:
Note by Gino d'Artali: the coming months
I, just like I'm sure the Indigenous will, will too investigate about
the whereabouts of the mass graves and how many sacred souls are
'buried' in it. I'll keep you posted.
Read also a poem titled <You're not