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Haida elder suing Catholic Church and former Edmonton priest, hopes for ‘healing and reconciliation’

The lawyer for a residential school survivor leading a proposed class-action defamation lawsuit against the Catholic Church over residential schools says the court action is a last resort. Maxime Faille, the lawyer for Sphenia Jones, says the goal is understanding — not money. “Sphenia is 80 years-old. She doesn’t care …

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Search in Ontario for Indian Residential School burial sites continues

The Ontario government has committed over $65 million to search the grounds of 18 former Indian Residential Schools in the province looking for potential burial sites The number is an increase from the roughly $10 million Queen’s Park announced in the middle of 2021 to help with the identification, investigation, …

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‘I screamed’: B.C. Indigenous child welfare advocates celebrate court victory

WARNING: This story deals with disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. Indigenous child welfare advocates in B.C. are celebrating a “huge win” in Ottawa on Friday, where a federal law affirming that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people have sole authority to protect …

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Are you proud to be Canadian? Most say yes — but pride levels are changing – National

Nearly half of people in Canada say the pride they feel in being Canadian has changed in the past five years and those who reported either a pride drop or increase are evenly split, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs exclusively for Global News, …

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Journey towards reconciliation includes access to traditional ceremony

This is the third story in a Global News series called Journey Towards Reconciliation. To see previous stories, click here. Alberta singer-songwriter Donita Large has leaned on music as a way to heal for most of her life. When she was a child she would sing, loudly, at the Catholic …

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Maskwacis elder sees big change in her community following papal visit

Elder Mary Moonias of the Louis Bull Tribe spent 10 years in a residential school. She was taken from her family when she was just seven years old. “There was four of us: myself and three little ones,” she said about her brothers and sister that attended at the same …

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Ontario Indigenous group criticizes federal government’s unmarked graves contract

An Indigenous political organization representing 39 Ontario First Nations says it is “confounded” by a federal decision to hire an international organization to provide advice on unmarked graves. The Anishinabek Nation released a statement today expressing its leadership’s “bewilderment” over Ottawa’s $2-million contract with the Netherlands-based International Commission on Missing …

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