You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

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

HDownload Audio

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:

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More