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Adrian Gunner, representing the Assembly of First Nations, presents Pope Francis with snowshoes made of black ash with caribou sinew and artificial sinew in the Vatican's Clementine Hall April 1, 2022.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis will meet members of Canada’s Indigenous communities in late July, visiting the cities of Edmonton, Quebec, and Iqaluit in Nunavut, the country’s most northern region.
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland addresses the Tribal Nations Summit from an auditorium on the White House campus in Washington Nov. 15, 2021.
Politics & SocietyNews
Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service
About 50 percent of the schools received support or involvement from religious institutions or organizations, according to the report.
A sunrise ceremony, including the Native American purification ritual called smudging, at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., on July 26, 2014. The conference was named for St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized in the Catholic Church. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
FaithShort Take
Damian Costello
The revitalization of ceremonial life in Indigenous communities and the resurgence of the Latin Mass both reflect a desire to return to a more holistic way of knowing, characteristic of our ancestors.
After a 12-hour journey from Belize City, Jesuit Father Sam Wilson begins Palm Sunday Mass with the people of Machakilha, deep in Mayan territory along the Belize border with Guatemala. Screen grab from video taken by Jeremy Zipple, S.J.
Jeremy Zipple
The prayer of Father Sam Wilson is that more of his brother Jesuits will answer the call to serve in assignments on the peripheries like southern Belize. “It’s where we should be,” he says.
Gerard O’Connell
In this exclusive interview, Canadian Archbishop Don Bolen shares the significance of the pope’s meeting with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools and what he expects from the pope’s pledged visit to Canada.
Politics & SocietyNews
Peter Smith - Associated Press
As Pope Francis apologizes for abuses at Catholic boarding schools for Indigenous children in Canada, U.S. churches are bracing for a reckoning with their own legacies of operating such schools.