The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued four pastoral letters on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples:

Pastoral Letter to the First Nations

Pastoral Letter to the Inuit in Canada

Pastoral Letter to the Métis

Pastoral Letter to the People of God in Canada


Intended as a framework for local engagement with Indigenous Peoples, the letters are the fruit of many months of listening, encounter, and dialogue with them, including through Listening Circles, the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in April 2022, and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Canada in July of the same year.


For additional context, please refer to the announcement in What’s New on the CCCB website:

CCCB Invites Indigenous Peoples to Continue Walking Together on the Journey of Truth, Justice, Healing, Reconciliation, and Hope


Let us work towards reconciliation and healing with our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters.