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  • Monique Sabourin, Dene Elder

  • Parishioner receives a blessing

  • Commissioner George Tuccaro, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

  • Bishop Mark Hagemoen greets parishioners

  • Larry Lynn

  • Bishop Mark Hagemoen, Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith

January 10, 2018
Rev. Larry Lynn was wrapping up a visit to the Northwest Territories, interviewing Aboriginal survivors of residential schools about their experiences, when he thought to ask his tour guide about her life.

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December 15, 2017
Despite abuses at the hands of priests and nuns in residential schools, many First Nations people are finding hope and healing in their Catholic faith. “I know that Jesus is with me every day, wherever I go. Even right now, I feel him. I feel his blessings,” said Dene woman Nora Wedzin as she held back tears before a large crowd at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Dec. 6.

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December 2, 2017
This one is also about a major issue for indigenous people, the harm done to them in the residential schools. But unlike other films, the horror stories are few. The focus here is on getting past them and using forgiveness to rebound. It’s a central tenet of Christianity and, no surprise, the film was made by a Catholic priest. Father Larry Lynn of the Vancouver diocese went to the Northwest Territories to hear these stories.

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December 2, 2017
Father Larry Lynn, a Vancouver-based priest and filmmaker, captures residual tension between residential school survivors and the Catholic Church in his new film "In The Spirit of Reconciliation".

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November 17, 2017
In a new documentary called In the Spirit of Reconciliation, aboriginal chiefs, small town mayors, and Catholic bishops wrestle with the dark history of residential schools and the hope of healing.

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