POWWOW — A burst of colour and the sound of drums marked the fifth annual Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) Powwow June 17 at Thornton Park, near St. Frances Catholic School in Saskatoon, home of a Cree immersion program. First Nations and Métis elders, veterans and dancers were joined by division trustees and administrators to start the day with the grand entry, led by Young Thunder drummers. The powwow featured various dance competitions in different age categories. Girls participated in jingle, fancy shawl and traditional dances. Boys performed in fancy, grass, chicken and traditional dance categories. The powwow is a chance for First Nations and Métis students, teachers, staff and families to celebrate and share their culture and traditions. (Photo by Kip Yaworski)
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German Jews are troubled by the steep rise of anti-Semitic attitudes and incidents as the sheer number of immigrants from the Middle East in the nation increases. Sadly, they have reason to be concerned, writes Ulrich Rosenhagen.
Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said June 26.