On September 28, 37-year old Joyce Echaquan, mother of seven, member of Atikamekw First Nation of Manawan, died amidst dehumanizing racist insults in a hospital in Joliette, Quebec.
Subject Area: First Nations
On being a Jesuit: “It is the most exciting vocation that I can think of,” says Monet. ‘There has not been one dull moment in my life.”
The Holy Cross Church in Wiikwemkoong, Ontario, founded and still run by Jesuits, was vandalized between Saturday, June 13 and the early hours of Sunday, June 14.
Today, people living in what we now call Canada are faced with Covid-19, but it is far from being the first epidemic to attack those living on this continent. For the first few centuries after the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, up to 95% of the Indigenous populations lost their lives, in a large …
For over 165 years, Canadian Jesuits have been living and working continuously with the Ojibway, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations mostly in Northern Ontario around Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay.
According to Bill Blakeney, a lawyer working as legal counsel for the Jesuits of Canada, the process behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was both “frustrating” and “moving” at the same time.
Jeffrey Burwell, SJ reflects on his time this past Easter with a First Nation in Lac Brochet, Manitoba. His experiences of the Triduum in the far north reveal with clarity that the liturgies of Easter reflect a truth about God’s people.
Film maker Kevin Moynihan, with the financial help the Jesuits and a number of other religious orders, has produced a documentary on the residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.