The Bridge – CBC

Nov. 28, 2022

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Early on a drizzly February morning, Yamatemathexwi stops walking and stands perfectly still before a wooden bridge over a gentle river. The ease and laughter of the morning’s coffee chatter has left her.

She pushes her hands deeper into her coat pockets and gazes up to a white, cross-bearing grotto standing at the top of the sodden hill ahead.

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