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Reconciliation is a journey, not a destination

“I don’t believe we should ever forget what has happened, but we need to go forward. The wind goes forward. It never goes backward. We need to move ahead and forge good relationships.”

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International priests get coached in Canadian ways through Enculturation Program

Father Gauthier describes it as a learning process that works both ways. “The adaptation is not only in one direction. The adaptation is for the priest, but the community also has to adapt.”

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MMIWG Inquiry witnesses cling to faith, hope for answers

“Nobody can tell me that my sister is less important than anybody. Try to explain that to her son.”

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Pilgrims flock to Lac Ste. Anne for healing

“When you look at the entire purpose of what is here, what is a common thread in everyone is the belief in God,” Alexis said. “They see people expressing their faith without fear. They express it without judgment. And that awakens people who may not believe. They didn’t come here by accident.”

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Fr. Jim Holland commended by Archbishop

“In a sense for me, that’s a great sign because it shows that Father Jim has been doing exceptionally good work. People have loved him. He’s reached out to the First Nations communities,” Archbishop Richard Smith told reporters on Monday (May 29) at his annual media breakfast.

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Youth will be the teachers on reconciliation

“I know that when I was in school I didn’t learn about that,” said Carrie, adding she learned a lot from her daughter. “There was lots of conversations in the household and knowledge transfer from student to parent with regards to reconciliation.”

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Indigenous people work to solve homelessness in Edmonton

“Not knowing who I was, being unanchored … kind of unhinged me,” said Jesse Thistle, the indigenous partnership lead for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, who was once homeless himself.

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