Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Treaty 6 territory and a Benedictine Abbey

Here at Sage Hill, meetings open with the acknowledgement that we stand on Treaty Six territory, that of the Metis Nation. At the same time, we acknowledge that the place hosting our retreat is the home of the Benedictine monks of St Peter's Abbey. Thoughts about the rich earth of Saskatchewan and its occupants recall to mind Saskatchewan songster Connie Kaldor's song "Maria's Place," about Batoche, a historic battle site. A bell of significance the Metis people was repatriated in 2013.

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