The Most Reverend Gerard Pettipas, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan and Chair of CCEPIRSS, addressed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s first national event in Winnipeg. The event was also attended by the Most Rev. James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg, Most Rev. Sylvain Lavoie, Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas, and Most Rev. Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint-Boniface.
CCCB with other members of the ecumenical social justice coalition Kairos sent a letter to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Canadian Heritage, and Indian Affairs and Northern Development welcoming the announcement in the March 3, 2010 Throne Speech that the Government of Canada was moving to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples and encouraging the Government to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples toward its full endorsement and implementation.
Message from Archbishop James Weisgerber on the national event of the Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg from June 16-19, 2010.
Participation of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council and the Most Rev. Martin Currie, Most Rev. Anthony Mancini and Most Rev. Brian Dunn in a number of events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Baptism of Chief Membertou, in Port Royal, Halifax and Cape Breton. Pope Benedict XVI appointed His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet as his Special Envoy to the Chapel Island celebrations.
Creation of a CCCB position for an Indigenous Relations Advisor in order to work more closely with the dioceses and Catholic organizations to ensure a Catholic presence in the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and related events.