New paths sought in reconciliation walk – The Catholic Register

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New paths sought in reconciliation walk – The Catholic Register

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by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202266 Views

May 13, 2022

Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation and Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen have been walking together for some time now — including through the work of ground-penetrating radar and finding 751 hits near a former Catholic-run residential school on Cowesses First Nation east of Regina in the summer of 2021.

“It took the validation of unmarked graves that put us in this moment,” said Delorme at the “Walking With Your Neighbour” Dessert Night event in Saskatoon April 28.

It was the discoveries of unmarked graves across Canada a year ago that has led to millions of Canadians putting down their “shields” and admitting they did not know the truth about Indigenous peoples and Canada.

“We are truly at a moment where all of us — Indigenous and not — must all reset our compass just a little bit  because our children and children yet unborn depend upon this moment. We could look the other way and stay with the status quo … but the status quo doesn’t work,” said Delorme.

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