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The Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha – In The News

CBC article + video of St-Francois-Xavier Church and Joe Delaronde, Ron Boyer, Sandra Beauvais, Arnold Lazare

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha unites Kahnawake Mohawks in spirit  (inc. comments of Orville Standup)

Vatican readying for Mohawk Saint (inc. comments of Albert and Arnold Lazare)

Kateri Tekakwitha set to become North America’s first aboriginal saint (with comments of Deacon Ron Boyer) Continue reading

October 21, 2012 Posted by | . | , , | Leave a comment

Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Following some research I did awhile back for Carmen Vieau   about her father’s belief that their family was in some way connected to Caughnawaga, I decided to list the Caughnawaga-related Viau marriages that I have from their parish records, as well as some links to related census records.

The first Viau couple that I identified who were associated with  Caughnawaga for many years consisted of Alexis Viau (son of Joseph Viau and Felicite Briault) who had married Theotiste Guerin (daughter of Jean Guerin and Marie Louise Marotte) on February 14th, 1825 in her parish of La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge in Lapraire. The Viaus were from Laprairie. Alexis descended from Joseph and Felicite and then  1. Louis Viau who had married Felicite Breau on January 17th, 1791  and 2. Pierre Viau who had married Marie Menard  in Longueuil (Chambly)  on January 17th, 1747. Continue reading

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K … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis  [CDN Marriage Extracts]

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

KAAN - KAMU | Native - First Peoples - Metis | CDN Marriage Extracts


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Kaanabanoketc, Amable | Kiweensokwe, Marguerite 

Married: July 26th, 1842 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annonciation Parish | QC Continue reading

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The Village Church Of The Iroquois Indians Of Caughnawaga (Inscription)

Blessed Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, place of burialThis is an early twentieth century view of

Caughnawaga’s historic St-Francois-Xavier Church

where the soon-to be Saint Kateri is entombed.

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Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks Continue reading

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