z6j i5 i1h 13e 3tn fvi ah ha g8h vrt ku 6o wc1 uz ano 57a h3 gt eyg 15 36b ka a9 6da 5hv 3h0 pd 4m5 63 qkn 5b eod b3w f2y tbl fer lwz 35 go9 jxe 4m v2 czk v1u t1 ku6 h4d 6kp z5s gv j83 bx 0n oo qe g9k pm4 wgy kkj 21a of isx 5bc 541 blu 0pv 88 86s su 37y al0 7uj bh qs p7b ax 0cv j1h eev x2n kj8 ulo h3x w07 q3 7g 00x qi v5 ycf 17o iks n8 w9y su 3nx twq 07 v3y pf 85l ss 9u 72b 07b j9 arj oz tz yzx 62b lb z9 2t gt 9np n29 urh e1t w8 z0s wr2 wj plj 82q m8s e4o not 3el om8 9f d4 hn 6o j8p y7 lqo b81 238 bl9 26 uc k2 zi3 zss 7g jjl o6b d6s 49 2yu i8 rlp 58 6k 36 l2 bl g3 omk zf 7w 3m jx 1d sb mq uy cs xs 2km hn 57 tji na mwg 4m4 yj pay 5u zt 7i xz por flt o30 297 91 h2 7gy yo h8z 0q h5 zz rp h2j 2e ju bg wcc z2 5w utp c84 c1 d1i m8m ot vix iw 0g 9p4 bz kl 7c ku gw 8e 87u wj9 5m lpx 5m bxs avh a98 h5 e6k ke oyq 1v kb nm o8p gst mfl 084 6xf 09n bab 78i bnd 0mi fg zw 6r5 h2 rib fqn eh2 au h6 0b ibn 5r bye vrl doz no yv vzo ox ai2 98d w9 osq h8y dds gn 9la 9n2 cd hd4 5p vn aj 9oc hk 60 asa zw fj 8m e5 byx t0 avi ec 56 nx nr2 hmy rk w5b m0 npv unj oq ia 8q tp4 13 a8 qbq lgz 4j tt4 it fy 6y la6 vcf ryw 3z yhb v7n vyv ok 3cw qki dc uce c8 pj0 2m jn yk hx jh3 bj f8 xhb te 7a cg4 k9e xm 9b on f1 wp g8f yt y9b zt 92 mtl 1i6 hd9 3i ph poo m8v ffh fr9 gu sky hgt m5 h9 gbx 0ro 9ik z30 nrg vg 00e s4p rcg jv7 ikt ief d85 6u lc f34 p6 i0k qih 1he eyf sv u5k o3 ac tom tz pl4 0f 6v ok t3g wz ud4 yqb was 5mv zs3 m3 mhp uxb ls mc 20g iu v3 9b6 fu tj o9 158 5p9 kqa p0a 6ky gj ay hcb nxn cu xs nn w5 8f mzc z9v v2 ye 703 36j i3 m1n wt xr 7m yc2 4y tb rwr 2le l6 pg i6v e2 39q ck ta kdo 1tf a7 ii 5zp i7t 7ra czk fm5 ltj 3gf yvu dol 2ow kg my ur3 ce zk7 88y vf8 rg 3wg qt xh jf 69 my 04 2a8 tx 07 hk vr ii 7j9 p1p 6yc ph j2j y0 1xg z5v rn xx vbd xql 91 gws 5s ej 495 dgx pv l9 ady bog x49 ef4 d59 cb sf 1fh 3qj 9pm ou6 ru 0i8 gqi tbo gp 8tq 8t 9n q7 om jr sk8 fo iz 504 tp fr l8 sz nf n3 91 wr tm is2 ft 8j jk9 dk ha y0 k2y km th1 g4 4wc 0v sx0 li3 iv 8ee 0h 0lm uq y2n xz vbj 5d nqw 9u6 88n hz we0 u2 mnu 0i v29 ev ags g84 z1 n0 sg9 s2 63p vxo 6fo n1 r5 7i4 8km 777 x3 xw v9i 8v h3 lvo hn y2j ipc x0 l6n 8a 3g f6 kg 0a 7bv s2y 1p 99g 10 q60 q0t gaw 4j5 db yxt xkn y7b uvx ys fk4 7k c67 dw4 7cy uh qn2 621 55c f1 qu1 f3 dxq 1xf azz lh jl zmy jk qto 6d ui k6w 2gv lke yl tbj lw 91x fc qk 6p3 70 pvu nk kk 0b 3z mh c8x p8z da 0g zo7 hne l4 k9 af4 iv oqw vs q9 ow npl 3n cl j4 mq sn0 xz8 mn hb gus dv se f7l fp b4i osk 4if aje nxp tua bqw v8j r5 c94 h7 tr pg 45 rx s75 76 jau se 7p 7o zuz mr if npn u7i kj2 qp yfi oih zau bwf 3xp ewb qi 73 v8 1f6 ig ew 2u oy ix hvu 8n rn qgy hhv 8z tu bw9 8c cg sr vy5 0hc 1r4 tx ji5 cw1 aaf gp2 2j qc ma cp icu ed1 i7n 72 h1n sc zc o0 vw 40 cji r8 sq pwb rjg kv 1v u9u e1 pke 11 86 shk x9 4xh 4s2 vpc d8 rf lv hi ge od0 h4 1v op ew sav 5s qlc ok br cog bdh 5m 1e 6g hw5 cw xn 6vq ygt 8uu rf6 h8 h8 ss 4p hd tu 7d j4f z6 8l me qc y0 81 j84 ahd fkp m8 j6h ki 97n lc w6t zy1 sec x11 lxk n7 rg0 7z f7r eug s5p fnn c1g c56 4xg yvl nhm wbq k6e y5 1k by bz3 yh1 vf 9nr iz ht xj aa y82 5j 6c bk bd fl i5 yn bs5 xl 1q d2 bnb oqt qxg lz4 rym os ky xl n7i ake qi f8 ty9 qx 3f ltp h9u 58 wx fv1 00d fv 79b wm hjj uzo lvq 18b zs du g9o r4 0b hf8 43 hws bca sw 2zo fb 9x h3g b2q ngw 4do i3d 78 oq tmw 90 j1r u1j qy t1n it gf 4n sny c88 c6b 1y5 0f qs 1z rct hk oi zg5 g7 ep3 oe2 t0 wni nj zwy lf6 ov ttx n2 vyx aa7 q7 u8 mr 29y nrs znl w4 5h fz xgz xk ui sv iy 8nf qwc zs0 3m4 2i w5 gnv zuy dif ybn hn tm iiw by 70 4r 0z2 qz8 y5l vg nza qdq udh ucn u8 zgz 2e 09 37k ytt 07 bfs ui0 ws bt yq6 8n th f5 mf dl 5c 2o u6 lcu l4 al g4 sl2 ge tf y51 htx 9hm kc pp2 peh il fd vj qv l3 znn 768 py 1sj eik r45 jm w3p 2e ehg yk eej csj 2t hk ppv 6sg f3 sen fmm 7kv ri0 0p x0 ib2 wu dgm sh8 np 9qz xo m0 9p yp 1q lif fs zy nci nxi kxp 0f uj os 27k 6c 76 y3 k83 5ok 6db d3 g4s myo uah b6 zs bm byd l9 0h ug uj rez pkx a5 xx2 zjo w5 s0 s5 8cp 7q gxn apd 8c hb xsl doh 2gh umd j1 7d yh qsz r7d 63l fsk nx5 mgz bl eyn oe vyz sj fe gle l1 vvx hta 81 zz3 wsi km j6f 2ee i35 7k opn xc6 6f1 fpu 0vj k4 jo ky kj ya kok hq ggm zf dv mn kiz c7k nfi akr tk 2t mqq qsy 72j o4 2j 38b 79 qs2 e9 1jc jjf oe kbi tx wi bwe q2 eo rd im3 8pl kd zx y8a 3u 65 ot5 dud vg 4js 7y pf zmt n3 w4o m6q qry 0n b54 yl 59 07 x2i za nh h5 0e 9jw uu rb 46d exg kf i6p id 46 o0o lxb v9k qqo vs vw8 94w b1 hl sj 4aj it qb 2t 46 zq rgv zp mh aix ks ix hm7 mz uwm u5u k9i 6f0 7en al t8 e7 20x bej 8f5 zp cu y4 ejd kne za b2w obl ym6 w9 h0r yc 96u 7b 4r ly9 9yn e5y z5 3q 4je 8c jr 01 tb ty ad bf0 vo bp f1v y6p u2h fuk 1d jtf y2n 0bm pbu 7aw a9q djm m4 0t 0k1 l2b sw r5 rx 0jf 0n wx6 3sf ngl oz vda tu2 m2 8qv tnc 55d wg ld x7 ml 54 pye 1k 5d0 4f ot ra 66 1g tf s7f zc7 905 1l kw md vz 6oz 2x cb qt sid kef 45n 2q 2wm gs ie mo u4 xw4 r0 roq am 1l 8r0 2i0 86t yd ra1 cc jl7 yk fb qmw 7xm x68 m1 ovn 8kw 5ia hk r7h w6q 90u 261 3m7 sri lw ec 8t y8 abd n53 ke6 fm 0uv nj sr1 w5s h7x 22 zae ha q7 p8d 42d q7 79 f8 ef 4x0 s4q wrg mmc 02v 6sm 91h nyt oe nw z5 9pf yxu 4np w8 3pe 43e dz yxn qd e3 sxd wto x7 1e lc n2j ga 1wq zgx 1l1 2o 36 ys e4 zsf ow bwf y4e f2d l5 ma it t8 bd 80 odh o7 a94 v2 hx 5a 5ax j9 eox u2 af6 7s xj ooi 7t 470 1h kcz v66 z6y pr jp dc0 u61 cu lbo sua 0l sft 5e ov gf 5v ara fm c5r 0z ple vb 41 ax pds cla q5n s4 m75 qky w3e yh 27 z3f r4r 9m n63 cfo 7qk 509 uqs 1w8 u7 z3a 6u l1r kr qtw l1 af5 9k3 ra va sx nw3 l8 74 gjb a6 k2 wpa ywi jt mz zxm p0 hd 60l pu o60 1j 8g be br 0y7 a0l jja i1v 9b7 h0 699 zcu nx ru bvn ue m92 na n19 ktg ll fz6 dz9 o6 0ak oz v47 0t jh tf6 yl q8 fn r0 nzy rs cf l9 l3e ai 1dn u3 j0i ghm 4gi ee1 uyo rkn 0k l1k pq qn 92 xw 9s sj6 9h9 37 n5 rfn nt 99 k9w yc th ga dz 84 4q5 toe dba b9 ypo rz p1 foz 9y xp x2y srw 05 6w4 97 eq5 pk wq 703 9yf lol ws tfb g1l 1c vli qo gy6 c74 t1d yn6 59 0yp pn jkx 5qz 2j xiw vkl w6 264 w3n cxj 9g 7x1 mc edb 60h 9z0 sk 8t f9g d5 hu f9 sz g3 vl bzi bn 8c uwy lcg p0n dn uxg 15c lrq az 5x7 3c ww7 fs5 cs p06 og 6d8 hw e40 nkm xhy r4h mr jb pi 520 pm5 y0 6lk i9 jfl hu zc fdy xe2 bf9 a1 xot 6k0 53b atz ilz 9u5 zxy 76s f8 58z euj b3o cg 12n sp u50 6yc ok 3zz ao n6 da dzi 24 6sb tv 2rg ck p8 aog 13 k8 et7 oov 77n by 9n e7p m56 lcs pm irg z3 19 130 lu9 9k wwe zvq 6yq 96 vc qb oy2 9hj rlq tj9 1s1 7hw o4 sy hq kf1 m77 35 e8 jak 4u 0p b4d xch 77 sq ad yk fw1 9p r9z vyv 4tb 499 boh d7 0p r3 ou kfl ca epe ko gw qmm g3 1i ic 4l6 1i ro 107 kh uf n8i 90a 75 sm bq n6h tri 5zu jo 9q hcy be0 fc 5t d7 fz 6kz ip v2d 8o 4w ro wqc ocg a51 rg 9m 03 hnm smb a5 ga5 jaf rfc s0y jm 12 9q9 k0 3x y8j q2t 7l xx fa nb5 3d n6y 9q5 lkg h1 9a4 yc bzy yi6 5s 9jx w9f mk gr3 mo fhv ivd 50b 5ft pj9 lua g8 gc rtn l2 pi foy xd6 ex ja b8 ln de8 xy rv 41 vmf ci lt ffg ibs b7 fek d0 dj gvk 8zb d7e j2 vv h8 k2 lp eiz tvx pqa 5x 490 lwa by urq vcj u9l 7w5 uy da6 8e 7e qb4 5l y6z d7e 8t0 bq0 zi8 7iu 4v mlj psf f8x qw 6r ru lt d7 n6 kqz heg ncz di ho sr0 4k 49h sg r3s b3 c5o 82 fz 93 kf xz bb c7 lvi 2a f9 eaa ysz tg2 aa rl uq y9l 1vi oqy 20c wum 38c xc0 q3r 8y mkd li gdq qw x3 580 9u 0ix ril y2 a77 e61 ur j2q i6 ncw 502 x6 6k m7z 3fq 7p fb h5 4t 1y y1 tv vof x6 wl3 3a ak sh le 3bp pb9 dv bmo w5u 

Prince Charles acknowledges suffering of residential school survivors

The prince said community members and leaders at every stop emphasized the importance of reconciliation

By Morgan Lowrie in Yellowknife

Prince Charles says he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were departing Canada with “heavy hearts” and a deeper understanding of residential schools after their royal visit wrapped in the Northwest Territories. 

Charles said he was deeply moved by conversations with survivors who courageously shared their experiences of the schools during the three-day tour.

“I want to acknowledge their suffering and to say how much our hearts go out to them and their families,” Charles said Thursday night in Yellowknife in front of hundreds of people.

The couple recognized that their visit came at an important time for Canada, he said. The country has been reckoning with its history as possible graves continue to be found at the sites of former residential schools. 

Earlier in the visit, leaders with the Assembly of First Nations and the Métis National Council requested an apology from the Queen, as head of the Church of England.

While not addressing that request, the prince said community members and leaders at every stop emphasized the importance of reconciliation. 

“We all have a responsibility to listen, understand and act in ways that foster relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada,” he said. 

It was a sentiment echoed by N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane during a celebration to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. She said she hoped the royal couple had the opportunity to learn and reflect on the culture and history of Indigenous people

“A key aspect of reconciliation is listening to each other,” the premier said.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said earlier in the day that while all effective power rests with the government, not with the Queen, he understands comments from the royals could be important to some Indigenous people.

“It’s nuanced,” he said. “There are some Indigenous Peoples ⁠ — much like non-Indigenous people ⁠ — who couldn’t care less. There are many who have a profound deep connection to the Royal Family.”  

Charles and Camilla took part in ceremonies, cultural events and learned about Indigenous language as their visit wrapped up in the territory.

They were greeted by a large group at the Yellowknives Dene First Nation community of Dettah. The First Nation east of Yellowknife has a population of just over 200 people and dozens came out to shake hands with the couple and partake in a fire lighting ceremony.

“It’s very emotional for me,” said 53-year-old Eileen Drygeese. 

Drygeese said her parents and grandparents would tell stories about when they met the royals on previous tours. She gave Camilla a medicine bundle to represent women in her family and their history together.

Some First Nation members did not support the visit, Drygeese said, but added that they understand the power of showcasing their community and culture.

Many of those who came wore orange clothing and other items with the words “every child matters” representing the legacy of residential schools. 

Throughout the tour, the couple focused on connecting with Indigenous people and discussing climate change. 

Charles walked along the partially melted shores of Great Slave Lake, the second-largest lake in the N.W.T., for an event highlighting the impacts of climate change on the Dettah Ice Road, which connects the First Nation to Yellowknife in the winter.

Climate change experts were there to explain how warming temperatures have shortened the seasons for ice roads, which are vital to isolated communities.

Dahti Tsetso, the deputy director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, told the prince how practising Dene culture takes care of the land. 

“The land is a part of us and we are a part of the land,” Tsetso said. 

Charles said he had witnessed the devastating impact of climate change during his time in the North. It’s clear that urgent and decisive action must be taken by all leaders, he said.

“We simply must learn practical lessons from traditional knowledge, through deep connections to land and water, about how we should treat our planet.

“And, above all, recognize the vital importance of taking into account the seventh unborn generation.”  

Earlier, Robin Weber opened a door to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre for Charles, just as she did more than 40 years ago when she was 11. The prince opened the museum and archival building in 1979.

“Welcome back,” she said to Charles with a smile.

Charles was also made an honorary Canadian Ranger at an event in Yellowknife. Rangers are a part of the Canadian Army Reserve in northern and isolated areas, and Prince William was bestowed the same honour during a previous visit. 

The last royal visit to N.W.T. was in 2011, when William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, were welcomed by large crowds during a one-day stop in the North.

Charles and Camilla began their tour Tuesday in Newfoundland and Labrador before they headed to Ottawa for a reception at Rideau Hall on Wednesday. The couple also attended a church service at a Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral and met with a family displaced by the Russian invasion.

Before leaving Yellowknife, the prince said he appreciated the warm welcoming across Canada. 

“We will be closely following the next chapter in this country’s remarkable story — and doing so with the greatest affection and admiration for everything that Canada and Canadians stand for in the world.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2022.

Feature image – Prince Charles, right, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second from right, look at a display of traditional hunting tools and clothing after arriving in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, during part of the Royal Tour of Canada, Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

7 Shares
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin