Cowessess First Nation chief leads through reckoning to reach healing – Global News

November 12, 2021

Chief Cadmus Delorme is leading Cowessess First Nation through a challenging time of reckoning and healing, all while navigating a path to self-governance.

The first nation is located nearly 200 kilometres east of Regina, in southern Saskatchewan.

In June, Delorme announced to Canada — and the world — the discovery of at least 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School site, on Cowessess land.

“The truth is validation to Indigenous people of the pain, the frustration, the continuous fight it feels with colonization,” Delorme said.

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