Sask. First Nation calls for removal of Catholic priest’s statue from cemetery in Lebret – CBC

Sask. First Nation calls for removal of Catholic priest’s statue from cemetery in Lebret – CBC

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Jun 14, 2021

Father Hugonard helped open the Lebret Indian Industrial Residential School

The Star Blanket Cree Nation is calling on Regina’s Archbishop Donald Bolen to remove the statue of a residential school priest.

According to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Father Hugonard was a Roman Catholic priest who founded the Lebret Indian Industrial Residential School, which opened in 1884. The statue of Hugonard was located at the entrance of the school until late 1990.

The statue now sits at Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery in Lebret, Sask.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/first-nation-removal-residential-school-statue-1.6064281

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