Indigenous Peoples

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021

The Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, resides on the Nipissing  (Nbiising) First Nation traditional Territory, alongside a long-standing community of Anishinaabeg Peoples located along the shorelines of Lake Nipissing in Northern Ontario.

The Nbiising Anishnaabeg are part of the Anishinaabeg Peoples, a grouping of people speaking Algonquin languages, which includes the Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Algonquin.

We are part of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850.

The community of the Pro-Cathedral is committed to thoughtful, honourable dialogue between our Church and First Nation Indigenous Peoples in response to the call to reconciliation and right relations.

For more information on this First Nation Community and related organizations please visit the following:

Link to Nipissing First Nation:   Home » Nipissing First Nation (nfn.ca)

Link to North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre:  NBIFC.ORG

Link to Assembly of First Nations:   AFN.CA

Link to Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:   TRC.CA

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:  94 Calls to Action

For information of Catholic organizations working on Reconciliation and Right Relations please visit:

Link to Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in relation to Indigenous Peoples: https://www.cccb.ca/indigenous-peoples/indigenous-pastoral-initiatives-since-the-origins-of-the-cccb/

Link to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle: https://ourladyofguadalupecircle.ca/

Regarding the Discovery at the Former Residential School in Kamloops, BC