Miigwetch Chief Spence

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Ahow Ogichidaakwe Theresa, nimiigwetchiwiyin. Aazhaa kigiigichiminochige. Kidaagiigiiwe noongom. Gegoo chaaniminoken. Gigaminoayaamin. Kidaagiimawadisaag kidaanisag nongom. Miigwetch ndikid. [Translation to follow] To Chief Theresa Spence, I am writing to you to tell you that when you break your fast and end your hunger strike there should be no shame in your heart. You should hold your head… Continue reading…

‘It’s the same great spirit’

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*The following is an opinion piece I wrote for the Winnipeg Free Press after attending the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome last weekend. Read the original article text here. VATICAN CITY — “Sainte Kateri, Protectrice du Canada et premiere Sainte Amerindienne…” Those words from Pope Benedict XVI were ones Chief Wilton Littlechild travelled across… Continue reading…