Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada
In response to the tragic discovery of the remains of indigenous residential school children last year, the St Croix Catholic Parish is convening a workshop featuring the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The evening workshop will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St Stephen Catholic Church on Milltown Boulevard. All parishioners and their guests are welcome.
The focus of the workshop will be to better understand our own national history, and the role of our church in perpetuating abuses. May we learn together so this may never happen again.
Graydon Nicholas, a devout Catholic leader, has built bonds between the citizens of New Brunswick. A former legal advisor and president of the Union of New Brunswick Indians, he advanced initiatives to improve conditions in First Nations communities. Appointed New Brunswick’s first Indigenous judge and later, its first Indigenous lieutenant governor, he used these roles to champion better education for Indigenous youth and respect for Indigenous traditions. This role model continues to speak out on issues of importance to his community, including the preservation of Indigenous languages and the need for reconciliation.