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Skownan First Nation honours Sarah Jane Catcheway & all those who did not make it home from Residential School

July 1, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – In the 31 degree Celsius heat, the people of Skownan First Nation honoured the children that did not make it home from residential school. The memory of those being honoured included Sarah Jane Catcheway who was taken to residential school and sadly, did not make it home, she was only 7 years.

Kendra Kakewash and her family all wore orange in remembrance of Sarah. “I would like to honour her and her family” shared Kendra via Facebook.


Skownan First Nation member, Leona Dick-Catcheway organized the Walk, and Floats with the theme “Honouring the Past to Persevere in Education – Our New Buffalo”. Today’s event also acknowledged the Nation’s graduates who were reminded to be the change, for our people and generations to come.

Miigwech to Leona for organizing such an important, meaningful event for your Nation.

Miigwech to Kendra for sharing your beautiful post, and photos.




Last modified: July 1, 2021

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