How a walk across parts of Saskatchewan tries to reconcile shared history

 By Kimiya Shokoohi Local Journalism Initiative Reporter There is at least one shared output in the challenges that arise while walking for days on end in the vast lands of Saskatchewan: the wandering mind. The thinking brain poses questions between the monuments and signs and the plains. For Louise Bernice Halfe, it’s an exercise in focusing on the walk itself, and what it offers. Halfe is one of the regulars in bi-annual trail walks organized by the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society. The trail walks, now in their fifth official iteration, make a point of featuring Indigenous history and folklore as well as recounting stories of colonial retelling. “There’s too much anger,” said Halfe, who is Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate and a survivor of Alberta’s residential schools. The walks formally…

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