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Truth and Reconciliation 

Les évêques du Canada annoncent un engagement financier national de 30 millions de dollars pour soutenir les initiatives de guérison et de réconciliation

Statement of apology dioceses Twitter and parish bulletin

Excuses officielles diocèses Twitter et feuillet paroissial

 Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land 

 Excuses officielles par les évêques catholiques du Canada aux peuples autochtones de ce pays 

To all Catholics of Saskatchewan and the Indigenous Peoples of this land

Reflections on Walking Together on the Journey to Right Relationships

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June 12, 2021

Dear Friends,

    We are writing to you today, not about the campaign but about something very important: what has come to light about the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation Residential School grave site near Kamloops, B.C. This is a deeply painful time for our Indigenous sisters and brothers, and for all people of faith who care about God’s little ones. This is also a time for penitence, soul-searching, and listening, for our church and our country.     

    Archbishop Don Bolen, Sr. RéAnne Letourneau and others have been walking with and learning from the Indigenous community, especially survivors and intergenerational survivors of residential schools, and Elders and community leaders, in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. 

    To inform yourself further, see below for articles and resources.

-Your Rebuilding Our Church Campaign team

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1) Statement from Archbishop Don Bolen

2) An article featuring Abp. Don and Indigenous leader Susan Beaudin 'The church needs to listen to Indigenous people': Archdiocese of Regina looks at ways to reconcile

3) An article about the CCCB's planned delegation with Indigenous leaders to speak to Pope Francis directly

        CCCB Statement – Delegation to the Holy See Thursday, June 10, 2021 

        Déclaration de la CECC Délégation auprès du Saint-Siège

4) An article from a Jesuit journal, which mentions our archdiocese in the final paragraphs Pope Francis calls for abandonment of colonial mentality after discovery of buried Indigenous children in Canada

5) Archdiocese of Regina Indigenous Relations page

6) https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofRegina

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June 11, 2021 - Canadian bishops: Indigenous delegation to meet with pope by end of 2021