Indigenous group begins 275-km ‘healing march’ to Quebec City ahead of Pope’s arrival – CTV

July 21, 2022

An Indigenous group is on a “healing march” from Northern Quebec to the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City — a 275-kilometre journey — to witness Pope Francis’ visit next week.

Marchers began their journey Thursday from the site of the former Pointe-Bleu residential school, north of Roberval, Que. They’ll travel 45 kilometres a day for six days.

The march was organized by Paumun Meshkenu, an organization that promotes reconciliation.

“[My mother] suffered a lot,” said Dr. Stanley Vollant, the group’s founder and the son of a residential school survivor.

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