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Indigenous documentary being screened at Anglican Church – The Fitzhugh

September 23, 2021 Jasperties will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the local Indigenous population during a free outdoor screening of a documentary. In honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, “Resilient: The Aseniwuche Winewak Story” will be shown on the outside wall of Jasper’s St. Mary and St. George’s Anglican Church […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202134 Views

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Chief and Council meet with Bishop William McGrattan

Siksika Nation Chief and Council invited Bishop William McGrattan and Delegation from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary to meet on August 9th, 2021 at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park to establish ways to rectify the relationship between Siksika Nation and the Catholic Church who have a long-standing history together that includes Indian Residential Schools (IRS) […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202157 Views

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Parry Stelter: Indigenous Voice – Devon Dispatch

Jul 23, 2021 I used to be a binge drinker, but I’m happy to say that I quit drinking 20 years ago. Back when I used to party in high school, some of my friends used to say, “Don’t give Stelter any hard liquor because he’ll turn Indian.” At the time it didn’t bother me […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2021142 Views

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Indigenous priest speaks of ‘roller coaster of emotions’ for residential schools and Catholic church – Global News

July 5, 2021 When Cristino Bouvette thinks of his kokum (the Cree word for grandmother), he calls her the most inspiring woman he has ever met. Amelia Mae (Steinhauer) Bouvette, or “Mae” as most called her, lived to be 99 years old. When she passed, she left Bouvette her father’s suitcase that was filled with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 202164 Views

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Upgrades coming to St. Augustine Mission with help of federal grant – Fort McMurray Today

Dec 14, 2020 With the assistance of a grant from the Government of Canada, St. Augustine Mission will be receiving several upgrades to historical signage and landscaping. St. Augustine Mission was once the site of a residential school. The project consists of a partnership between the Town of Peace River, the Peace Regional Aboriginal Interagency […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202090 Views

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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, 2020131 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, 2020137 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, 2020120 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, 2020177 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, 2020149 Views

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