Indigenous Justice

Indigenous Justice


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October 25, 2018: Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions. Although this is from the USA, assembled by New York University it is helpful information.

Here are links to the four reports by Matt Gardner of General Synod Communications chronicling the Ninth Sacred Circle held in Prince George, BC, August 6-11, 2018.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Reconciliation Canada's July 2018 Newsletter


Check out the new video featuring Sechelt Councilor Garry Feschuk speaking about IRS Day Scholar issues and how that group has been missed when it comes to apologies and full participion in the process of reconciliation. Posted 6-19-2015. Here is the new website.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada - Call to Action: Read the 94 recommendations HERE. These include a number of recommendations (48, 58-61, 73-75) specific to the church

Response of the Churches to the 94 Recommendations

Diocesan Facebook Page Photo Essay Album of TRC Ecumenical Service at St. Andrew's-Wesley, May 31st, 2015.

#22days The Anglican Church of Canada marks the TRC events in Ottawa

Fascinating Article in the Globe and Mail, May 9th, 2015 - tracing the ties between BC's First Nations and Chinese workers.

Check out the Anglican Church of Canada's Indigenous Ministries Page


Indigenous Justice Ministry Diocese of New Westminster

Thank you for visiting the Indigenous Justice Ministry pages on the Diocese of New Westminster's website. I would be happy to answer any questions about this ministry and please also consider this page as a resource and as a place to list events.



First Notions #12 - Indigenous Remembrance Day

“National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated each year on June 21, while Aboriginal Veterans Day is commemorated on November 8. Indigenous people in Canada have reason to be proud of their wartime contributions.... Read More


Sharing Stories

As of this writing, during the week of October 22 there have been two sessions of the “Sharing our Stories” series offered on Thursday nights at 7:30pm at the Synod Office.  Three Aboriginal speakers have told very... Read More


First Notions #11 - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a confusing time for Indigenous People and some feel ambivalent about celebrating the day. The historical stories are not always what they seem to be, and they are always told from one side, and that... Read More


First Notions #10 - Sacred Circle 2018

I was fortunate to attend the Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle in Prince George this year and be with people from across Canada and Northern Canada.  I represented our diocese, along with Reverend Vivian Seegers... Read More

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National Church Coverage of Sacred Circle 2018

Here is a link to Matt Gardner's article published on the Anglican Church of Canada's website news page prior to the beginning of the 9th Sacred Circle. Here are links to the four reports by Matt Gardner of General... Read More

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Live Streaming of Sacred Circle

Live Streaming of worship and events taking place at the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle being held at the University of Northern BC in Prince George, August 6-11. This link takes you to the page on the... Read More


"FEAST" to Connect - UPDATED

Towards the end of June 2018, Indigenous Justice Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of New Westminster, Jerry Adams (Jerry’s Nisga’a’ name is Nii K’an Kwsdins {loosely translated - of the Rainbow}) sent out a... Read More


Jerry Adams to Attend Sacred Circle 2018

Beginning on August 6 and running for the week until August 11, the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle will take place at the University of Northern British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The latest... Read More


First Notions #9 - Imposed upon us?

I have heard a few times - not often – that some people feel that Indigenous issues are imposed upon our citizens, and what does the unceded territory of Indigenous Nations have to do with the churches anyway?  We... Read More

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KAIROS Urges Support for Bill C-262

Bill C-262 is now before the Senate. On May 30, MPs in the House of Commons voted to approve the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)Bill by a margin of 206-79. Bill C-262 sets out... Read More


First Notions #8 - National Indigenous People's Day

National Indigenous People's Day and the Anglican Church of Canada's National Indigenous Day of Prayer is June 21, 2018. “When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage. When I neither... Read More


First Notions #7 - Going into someone else's house

It is always interesting when one visits someone’s home for the first time. The same can be said for going into a place you don’t usually go into, such as the Aboriginal Friendship Centre at Commercial and Hastings.... Read More


Fish Farm Free Pacific Coast

Urgent Call for International Collaboration for a Fish Farm Free Pacific Coast On Thursday, May 24 from 11am to 12:30pm the Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest and Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance hosted a joint press... Read More