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Past And Future Meet in Caughnawa (1949) | Surnames: Beauvais, Bechard, Bernier, Jacobs, Karhaienton, Lalonde, Piche, Tekakwitha

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Past And future Meet in Caughnawaga

by MARY BRANSWELL

 

Caughnawaga, Que. –

Nation-wide attention will be focussed on this little village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River later this month, when one of the most modern schools in Canada is officially opened here in the presence, it is hoped, of Prime Minister St. Laurent.

For the Indian boys and girls who fill its bright, attractive classrooms, however, school days began at Tekakwitha School in September, not later, or earlier, than in other schools throughout the Dominion. Continue reading

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Chief Poking Fire Has Pow-wow To Proclaim Coming Festivities (1948)

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Chief Poking Fire Has Pow-wow To Proclaim Coming Festivities

Resplendent in a headdress of waving eagle plumes and wearing the brilliantly beaded wampum of his ancestors, Chief Poking Fire of Caughnawaga held pow-wow in his Long House yesterday to announce there would be feasting and dancing in his village throughout Aug. 21 and 22 to honor Kateri Tekakwitha Mohawk maiden who died there 2 1/2 centuries ago.

Since 1884, the Iroquois tribes have prayed that Tekakwitha, or Lily of the Mohawks as she also is known, be proclaimed  saint. If the prayers of his people are answered – and Poking Fire maintains they will be before many moons are past – Tekakwitha will be North America’s first native saint. Continue reading

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