When Heaven Smiled On Our World

Something there is, to paraphrase Robert Frost, that yearns for a particular kind of Christmas — a Christmas of candlelight, a blazing fire, an aroma-rich meal, a whitespired church for services — and snow blanketing the world around. When Heaven Smiled On Our World reminds us of why that may be so.

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When Heaven Smiled On Our World

In Search of Almighty Voice

In May 1897, Almighty Voice, a Willow Cree, died when the Mounties shelled his hiding place. Since then, his violent death has spawned a succession of conflicting stories, plays, and a film. Why? Because the Willow Cree man mattered.

Understanding why he mattered has a direct bearing on reconciliation efforts today.

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In Search of Almighty Voice

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