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Media Release: United Church Commitment to Work on Unmarked Graves

TORONTO- The United Church of Canada is making funds available to support the work of Indigenous communities in the identification of unmarked graves, knowledge gathering, and ceremony to honour the children who died in its care at 15 residential schools. It is also providing those communities with full electronic copies of all documents in its […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202210 Views

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Fr. Raymond de Souza: A great blessing in a historic church – The Catholic Register

December 23, 2021 The topic of residential schools dominated this column in 2021, and too often that story is written as if Catholics and Indigenous peoples are two distinct parties, perhaps opposing or even hostile. Yet the majority of Indigenous peoples in Canada are Christians, and a great number of them are Catholics. Hence Catholic-Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 202127 Views

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Anishinaabe Elder hopeful trip to Vatican to meet with Pope Francis will soon be rescheduled – Anishinabek News

December 20, 2021 KETTLE AND STONY POINT FIRST NATION – Marlene Cloud is still hoping to have a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican. But Cloud, an Elder from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in southwestern Ontario, will now have to wait a bit longer. Elder Cloud had been one of 13 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202117 Views

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Anglican Church’s future must always consider residential-school past: Indigenous archbishop – The Toronto Observer

December 19, 2021 The institution’s response after the abuses committed in residential schools to Indigenous children needs to be ongoing, leaders say. The Anglican Church of Canada must move forward with the intent of always working to reckon with its residential-school past, an Indigenous leader in the church said. The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202114 Views

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Vatican should return Indigenous artifacts and records of residential schools – Toronto Star

Dec. 16, 2021 Sometimes the Vatican can appear so obsessed with papal bulls and encyclicals, and its frequent rounds of damage control, and managing people’s naughty bits, and tabulating the number of angels shaking their booty on the heads of pins, that it forgets the gospel according to Robert Fulghum. “Don’t take things that aren’t […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202115 Views

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Indigenous historians: More is needed than a papal apology – CTV News

December 9, 2021 Due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, a much-anticipated meeting between Pope Francis and about 30 Indigenous delegates is now being postponed. Made up of Indigenous elders, residential school survivors, and youth, the group would have been headed to the Vatican later this month in hopes of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202118 Views

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Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome December 7, 2021 – After careful assessment of the uncertainty and potential health risks surrounding international travel amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, the Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 202118 Views

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Métis National Council and National Indigenous Organizations Postpone Vatican Visit to Protect Elders and Communities

OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 7, 2021  – Following discussions with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the Métis National Council (MNC) has jointly decided to postpone the planned visit to the Vatican due to increasing public health concerns regarding the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. The MNC delegation, along with the AFN […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 202118 Views

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An Indigenous Audience with the Pope – TVO

There was to be a Vatican Summit this month in which First Nation, Inuit and Métis delegates, as well as Canadian Catholic bishops were to meet with church officials and ultimately have an audience with Pope Francis. This trip has been postponed because of concern over the Omicron variant. We taped an interview with one […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 202118 Views

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Indigenous delegation to Vatican has been postponed: AFN national chief – Toronto Star

Dec. 7, 2021 OTTAWA – Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald says an upcoming Indigenous delegation to the Vatican has been postponed, but others involved in the trip say a final decision has not yet been made. Archibald made the announcement to a virtual gathering of chiefs Tuesday morning. Afterwards, a representative for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202116 Views

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