Indigenous peoples

The Indian Creek area of Bears Ears National Monument (iStock/Adventure_Photo)
Nathan Beacom May 04, 2018
Preserving wilderness areas is a way to preserve the idea of the sacred. But the Trump administration is seeking a huge reduction in protected land.
The Editors May 02, 2018
The Trump administration shows a lack of respect for the sovereignty of Native American nations.
An Indian Residential school run by the church in the Northwest Territories, year unknown. Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada
Dean Dettloff April 30, 2018
"A future Papal visit to Canada may be considered, taking into account all circumstances, and including an encounter with the Indigenous Peoples as a top priority.” It does not say this encounter would mean an apology.
A silver mine of Potosi, Bolivia. iStock photo.
Dean Dettloff February 16, 2018
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the new ombudsperson office, noting it “has called attention to concerns and complaints involving Canadian-based and/or Canadian-registered companies which operate in other countries."
Father Michael Carson, assistant director of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
"Today, Indians are the poorest of all American ethnic groups," said Father Michael Carson, a Choctaw Indian who is assistant director of Native American affairs for the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church.
Gerard O’Connell January 19, 2018
Francis is the first pope to come to the Amazon region, and he insisted that his first event and major speech of his visit to Peru should be to this place.