Courtesy Katsitsionni Fox Katsitsionni Fox from Akwesasne and Michelle Schenandoah from the Oneida Nation had less than a week to prepare for their trip to Rome, where they would meet with the pope along with the rest of the First Nation delegation. The women were asked by Louise Wakerakatse, a Bear clan
Courtesy National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation The Nisoonag Partnership, a coalition of three First Nations near Spanish, Ontario, is preparing for an investigation into whether there are unmarked graves at the former Spanish residential schools. Kahnawa’kehró:non are among the Onkwehón:we who were taken from their communities and forced to attend the
Courtesy CPAC The federal government has agreed to transfer nearly one million residential school records in its possession to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), but there are questions as to whether the centre will be able to process the records in a timely manner. “This is an important
Every word spoken by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel carried through the heavy air as hundreds of people attentively listened, desperately trying to absorb their meaning. “Why did it take finding evidence of the children for you all to rise up together with us?” pleaded the Kanehsata’kehró:non, as she addressed the sea of
An odd 200 kilometres separates Kanehsatake from the town of Arnprior, Ontario. Since the Spirit Children’s Walk began on September 9, this has been the distance travelled by Kanehsatake resident and father, Al Harrington, his son Nation, and Ottawa resident Jessica-Lee Dinovitzer. “We all need to be able to move forward as
The verdict in Kahnawake is unanimous: all offices and organizations will be closed on September 30, as the community declares the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). “The discoveries at several residential school sites have shocked the entire country,” expressed Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) grand chief
MARISELA AMADOR THE EASTERN DOOR “My initial reaction was dismay and concern that this is how the anger and hurt are being processed,” said community member Melanie Mayo, at the sight of Kahnawake’s defaced Catholic Church on the morning of Wednesday, July 28. “I am the daughter of a residential school survivor.
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