A statement of apology was made by Bishop Gerald Weisner, O.M.I., to former students of Indian Residential Schools, at a healing circle at Alkali Lake, in the diocese of Prince George, BC.
National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations and two other Indigenous representatives met with the Executive Committee of the CCCB. During a meeting in Rome with the secretary of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, he had expressed a desire for reconciliation and a new covenant between the First Nations and the Catholic Church. The secretary, Msgr. Marcello Zago, O.M.I., suggested that he meet with CCCB President Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and asked the Cardinal to arrange the meeting.