Displaying items by tag: First Nations

OTTAWA – Despite physical exhaustion, storms, rough waters, food shortages and waking up to slip into wet socks some mornings, Jesuit paddlers said an 850-km canoe pilgrimage fulfilled all their expectations and more.

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OTTAWA – Bob Watts, former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and key player in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), says he is optimistic about reconciliation.

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The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey. Too large of a schism has developed among the two cultures over 400 years, with the newcomers overwhelming the founding nations.

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NORTH VANCOUVER – Parishes and First Nations communities from B.C. to Ontario are mourning the death of Fr. John Brioux, OMI, an Oblate priest with a deep spirituality and love for his flock.

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Anthony Macedo is used to playing soccer with intensity, but nothing prepared the 18-year-old goalkeeper for the emotions that spilled out when his school’s club travelled to Attawapiskat last year.

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While Sr. Priscilla Solomon doesn’t mind the pat on the back, the real bonus of being named the 2017 Pax Christi Teacher of Peace is the chance to talk about reconciliation.

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Before taking action, one must learn to listen when it comes to mission life in Canada.

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Blair Stonechild knows first-hand the devastating effects residential schools had on First Nations spirituality.

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WENDAKE, Quebec – Inside the traditional Huron longhouse, faint glimmerings cast light on the attendees' faces. Standing on a stool, Simon Perusse, dressed in his traditional costume, told of the lifestyle and values of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

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By hosting the Northern Spirit Games, Toronto's Catholic school board is giving students more than just a taste of traditional play for the day.

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VANCOUVER – A Vancouver church has acknowledged the rich First Nations heritage of its parishioners by installing an icon of St. Paul the Apostle wearing a woven cedar hat and holding a talking stick and cedar bough.

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OTTAWA – A coalition of seven Catholic organizations have launched the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle to further reconciliation efforts with Canada’s indigenous peoples.

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The journey toward Truth and Reconciliation takes many forms, but few will be as physically demanding as a history matching canoe trip planned for next summer.

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OTTAWA – Reconciliation between the Catholic Church and indigenous peoples has been a lifetime journey for Harry and Germaine Lafond.

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REGINA – With six First Nations’ youth recently taking their own lives in northern Saskatchewan, Canadian bishops who have ministered in mission territory say the Church must continue to be a presence in these remote communities for those experiencing deep pain.

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