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Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021

November 12, 2021 Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is releasing today the details of its upcoming delegation to Vatican City in support of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #58. In […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 2021130 Views

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Statement from AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald on Pope Francis Visit

Statement from AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald on Pope Francis Visit  “I’ll welcome Pope Francis when he arrives on Turtle Island to issue a long overdue apology to survivors and intergenerational trauma survivors. Meegwetch to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) for quickly acting on our request. The Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Call to Action #58 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2021230 Views

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Fort William First Nation and Thunder Bay come together to honour Indian Residential School children and Survivors – Anishinabek News

October 13, 2021 THUNDER BAY — Fort William Chief Peter Collins and Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro stressed the importance of remembering the children lost at Indian Residential School during Thunder Bay’s Sept. 30 tree planting ceremony at Vickers Park. Thunder Bay Councillor Kristen Oliver and City of Thunder Bay Anishinaabe Elders Advisory Council Elder […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202185 Views

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City of Saint John paints two orange crosswalks in honour of Truth & Reconciliation

The crosswalks are a symbolic gesture among the many steps the City is taking on our path towards Truth and Reconciliation. Two City of Saint John crosswalks are receiving an orange makeover today. City crews have been out painting the crosswalks on King’s Square South and at the bottom of Chipman Hill.   Seven feathers in the crosswalks represent the Seven Grandfather Teachings recognized by many Indigenous communities in Canada. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202150 Views

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NCTR: How to keep Reconciliation Going

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation has passed – now what? The announcements surrounding unmarked graves at former residential school sites confirmed what Indigenous peoples, and the perpetrators, have known for decades. “There was a sudden shift in conversations across the Nation. People started measuring our values and action as a country through […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202176 Views

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City of Quesnel: Collaborative Design to Begin on a Permanent Commemoration for the Victims of Residential Schools

Quesnel City Council has unanimously dedicated the amphitheater park on St. Laurent Avenue adjacent to City Hall as a healing and gathering place and permanent commemoration for the victims of residential schools. The park will be redesigned in collaboration with the leadership, elders, and community members of the Lhtako Dene, Nazko, ?Esdilagh, and Lhoosk’uz Dene […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202189 Views

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Truth and reconciliation in Durham: What does it look like? – Durham Region News

Ontario observes 1st National Day For Truth and Reconciliation October 7, 2021 Durham municipalities continue to work toward reconciliation, months after the remains of 215 schoolchildren were found at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C. At the time, Durham communities mourned the loss and held vigils to support the victims and their families. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2021139 Views

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Reconciliation and Indigenous allies put InFocus to start new season – APTN News

What needs to happen after the orange shirts are put away? On Sept. 30, Canada officially recognized a day for Truth and Reconciliation. The physical legacy of residential schools proved what Indigenous communities had known for generations. Canadians are now, more than ever, waking up to the atrocities of the country’s past and reconciliation is in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202169 Views

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Canadore College Commerce Court Campus welcomes new project to recognize Truth and Reconciliation

Oct 4, 2021 The “Every Child Matters – Tree of Life” stands in the atrium of Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus.  Created by the General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Women, it stands as a symbol of Indigenous resilience and hope. The design concept honours the children who did not come home, and those who have been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2021126 Views

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Pincher Creek celebrates first National Truth and Reconciliation Day – The Star

Oct. 6, 2021 If every citizen of Canada committed to actualizing one of the 95 calls to action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, says Wes Crowshoe, the world would be a much better place. Crowshoe, a councillor for Piikani First Nation, addressed Pincher Creek residents outside the Napi Friendship Centre on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202146 Views

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