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Reconciliation plays out in real time at Regina’s RCMP museum – The Globe and Mail

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by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202091 Views


Historian Bill Waiser was flipping through files at the RCMP’s archives in Regina one day when he extracted a manila envelope from a filing cabinet, opened the flap and discovered a piece of a human skull.

The remains were from Almighty Voice, a Cree hero whose life and eventual death at the hands of the Northwest Mounted Police in 1897 have inspired stories, a movie and a forthcoming book by Mr. Waiser.

The piece of Almighty Voice’s body had ended up in the archives because an unknown officer had taken it from the battlefield as a war trophy. It had been on public display for decades, but was moved to the backrooms when the RCMP upgraded its facilities in 2007. Now the RCMP – after prompting in recent weeks by Mr. Waiser and the descendants of Almighty Voice – are talking to the One Arrow First Nation about giving the remains back.

Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-reconciliation-plays-out-in-real-time-at-reginas-rcmp-museum/

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