Title

The Legacy of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Document Type

Video

Language

eng

Publication Date

9-2013

Publisher

Indian Summer Festival

Source Publication

Indian Summer Festival

Abstract

Based on the Christian belief that we're all called to heaven, this video highlights the challenged and short life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a 17th century Algonquin-Mohawk Indian holy woman, while noting that many other Native Americans ended their lives in a holy way as well. With archival photographs, primarily from Marquette University, it chronicles her life and the efforts to canonize her with highlights about her Indian devotees from many tribes and life-ways, from voyageurs to high-steel walkers and housewives to priests and nuns, and the Tekakwitha Conference. It concludes at her canonization ceremony in Rome with a Lakota Sioux elder who hopes that his grandfather, the holy man Nicholas Black Elk, will be canonized someday as well.

Comments

Indian Summer Festival, September 4, 2013. YouTube.