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Virtual pilgrimage draws Indigenous Catholics close in spirit – Grandin Media

July 29, 2020 The screens, small and big, will be turned off as this year’s Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage comes to a close, but organizers say the spiritual power and connection it has generated remains long afterwards. For the first time in generations, the five-day pilgrimage which attracts thousands of mostly Indigenous people from across […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 202041 Views

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This year’s Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage moves from in-person to online – Grandin Media

June 30, 2020 This year’s Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage is going online. For the first time in more than 130 years, the five-day pilgrimage which attracts thousands of mostly indigenous people from across Canada will be strictly spiritual and not physical. The year’s in-person pilgrimage July 25-29 has been cancelled in an effort to maintain […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202059 Views

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Ravens: Messengers of Change takes flight to foster Reconciliation

KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation launch accompaniment to KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) are thrilled to launch Ravens: Messengers of Change, an educational resource for people of all ages that creates awareness and action for Reconciliation in Canada by calling on everyone to become, like Ravens, the messengers of change. The resource is available on the KAIROS and LHF websites and downloadable free of charge. KAIROS and LHF encourage schools, families, organizations, government officials and companies […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2020105 Views

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Indigenous feel racism’s sting in Canada – The Catholic Register

June 18, 2020 Deacon Michael James Robinson has a lifetime of experience that tells him systemic racism is real and it’s embedded in Canadian history and culture. The reality of racism has a way of hitting Indigenous Canadians hard. Robinson was hit with it — and a police vehicle — just a couple months after […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202059 Views

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Sovereignty and safety concerns front of mind for Indigenous communities warding off COVID-19 – Anglican Journal

June 15, 2020 On May 22, freezing rain pelts down on northern Manitoba’s Provincial Road 280, the north access road to the site of the Keeyask hydro project. About 20 people are gathered there, keeping about two metres apart, at a blockade meant to keep workers from entering the site. Among those gathered is Bishop […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202075 Views

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Centering Black, Indigenous, women of colour in a post-pandemic recovery – Kairos

Jun. 12th, 2020 It was a year ago, on June 3, when Canada received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which delivered 231 individual calls for justice to governments, institutions and Canadians, based on testimony from thousands of families, survivors and Knowledge Keepers. The federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202051 Views

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Stories of residential school impacts experienced by Indigenous Women – Kairos

Jun. 3rd, 2020 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was formed 12 years ago, the Calls for Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released a year ago, and this Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS we join our voices with others in calling on the Canadian government to address the systemic […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202051 Views

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This June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS – Kairos Canada

Throughout June, KAIROS will highlight and celebrate Indigenous women working to make change in Canada and the Global South. Through profiles, spotlights and by sharing inspiration, KAIROS aims to raise up those working to live in a good way, and to improve society for future generations. We’ve curated a month of features that will include the launch of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202090 Views

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Cuthand: Kateri Tekakwitha was the first Indigenous saint – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

April 17 was the feast day for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who died on that day in 1680. This isn’t a household name in these parts, so a little explanation is necessary. Kateri Tekakwitha was a young Mohawk woman who converted to Christianity and became a devout follower. She was originally from a village on the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202069 Views

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Raymond de Souza: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission made this a no-win situation – National Post

No-win because the very institutions that are required to resolve disputes are themselves being considered corrupt and illegitimate “We’re in a no-win situation,” said Tom Stamatakis, president of the Canadian Police Association. “If we enforce the law … we’re criticized often for being too aggressive. On the other hand, if we don’t enforce the law… […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020163 Views

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