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Canadian Jesuits organized the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage from the end of July to mid-August as a means of reconciliation with people of the First Nations. The pilgrims paddled from Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, in Midland, Ont., and ended at Kahnawake Mohawk Territory on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. This photos shows them on a foggy day, Aug. 8. CNS/Dominik Haake, courtesy of the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage

Canadian Jesuits organized the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage from the end of July to mid-August as a means of reconciliation with people of the First Nations. The pilgrims paddled from Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, in Midland, Ont., and ended at Kahnawake Mohawk Territory on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. This photos shows them on a foggy day, Aug. 8. CNS/Dominik Haake, courtesy of the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage





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