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Murals help artist reconcile a difficult past – The Catholic Register

September 24, 2020 Through a commission to paint murals at three Catholic schools, Indigenous artist Ryan Willert has been able to find his own healing and reconciliation with the Catholic community. The 36-year-old Blackfoot from the Siksika Nation is well-known in Alberta. Based in Red Deer, he has painted murals at several colleges, universities and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202036 Views

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Edmonton vows to restore historic Indigenous parish – The Catholic Register

EDMONTON — The Archdiocese of Edmonton says it will do whatever it takes to restore Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples after a devastating fire Aug. 30 tore through the rear of the building. “Thanks be to God there’s nobody hurt. What we have is damage to a building and buildings can be repaired. This […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202033 Views

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‘Hearts crushed’ as fire rips through Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples – Grandin Media

August 30, 2020 The Archdiocese of Edmonton says it will do whatever it takes to restore Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples after a devastating fire tore through the rear of the building. “Thanks be to God there’s nobody hurt,” Archbishop Richard Smith said at the fire scene. “What we have is damage to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202041 Views

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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, 202092 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, 202067 Views

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Church wants to help Indigenous protect language, culture – The B.C. Catholic

EDMONTON—Rosella Kinoshameg has vivid childhood memories of being silenced when she tried to speak her native Ojibway at St. Joseph’s, a Catholic residential school near Sudbury, Ont. Now, years later, she’s helping the Catholic Church rediscover and protect Indigenous languages. Kinoshameg is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle. It’s a national coalition of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201997 Views

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Devotion to Indigenous St. Kateri helps bridge cultural divides – Grandin Media

July 15, 2019 Karen Wildcat has a lot in common with St. Kateri Tekakwitha, her favourite saint. They are both devout Catholics. They’re both indigenous. And they both feel caught between the two parts of their identity – between two communities that can sometimes feel at odds. It’s a cultural and faith difference that sometimes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2019180 Views

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Brave Spaces Conference to feature Stoney Nakoda speaker – Cochrane Eagle

Tony Snow to discuss parallels between indigenous spirituality and Christianity Are we truly inclusive? That’s the theme of one conference coming this weekend which hopes to address the issue of making inclusive spaces for people of all ranges of diversity. The Brave Spaces Conference, set for Sept. 28 and 29 and hosted at the United […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2018165 Views

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Suggestions on residential school burial sites and Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – CCCB

May 10, 2017 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), in consultation with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, is proposing that Catholic dioceses/eparchies, parishes, missions and organizations offer assistance on two key issues which are of special importance to Indigenous People and of concern for all Canadians: 1. Identifying, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 2017215 Views

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Alberta judge’s faith plays its part in delivering justice – The Catholic Register

May 10, 2017 EDMONTON – As a judge at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Debra Yungwirth makes decisions that have serious impacts on the lives of individuals and their families. Many of the matters she hears are heart-breaking and at times her task has seemed overwhelming. But Yungwirth has an extra advocate with her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2017218 Views

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