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AFN youth delegate Taylor Behn-Tsakozo is ready to speak her truth to Pope Francis – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2022165 Views

Mar 28, 2022

Taylor Behn-Tsakoza carefully reads through passages of a memoir that was penned by her aunties and uncles.

“Leaving for Lower Post [residential school] was exciting because all my brothers and sisters had gone in previous years and I was finally going with them. But when I got there, it wasn’t what I expected,” she reads.

Now, Behn-Tsakoza is ready to share her truth as a eh cho dene and dunne zaa youth and intergenerational survivor of residential school.

She’s a delegate with the Assembly of First Nations seeking an apology from Pope Francis in Rome this week.

“As the youth delegate, I feel heard and I feel grateful for this position to exist,” Behn-Tsakoza said. “Initially, it didn’t when they [AFN] first posted the list. That’s when our youth council spoke up and were able to secure that 13th spot specifically for a youth.”

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