It was announced on October 27, 2021 that Pope Francis will come to Canada
The Season of Creation September 1 - October 4, 2021 Program Guide E-Book collaboratively created by Missioner for Indigenous Justice, Kerry Baisley is available now. Here is the link to the news post on this website with all the links. And here is a direct link to the E-Book online.
Bishop John Stephens's June 2, 2021 letter regarding the Kamloops Residential School unmarked burial sites
Chantelle Bellrichard's March 3, 2021 article on Vancouver City Council and UNDRIP
Here is a link to an article in the September 7, 2020 The Guardian about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and girls in Canada
Here is a link to an August 28 blog about Orange Shirt Day
Here is a link for Canada Day, July 1, 2020
Canada Day is different this year, and not just because of the pandemic. Conversations of systemic racism are happening not only in the United States, but here in Canada. I don't believe every Canadian is racist, but most don't have any knowledge about the real relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.
Please scroll down for a detailed history of posts associated with Indigneous Justice Ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster
National Indigenous Peoples' Day at Trout Lake, June 21, 2019
A Blanket Exercise is scheduled for All Saints', Agassiz, October 2, 2019 12:30 - 3pm.
Click to access this CBC podcast of an interview with Joyce and Joe Fossella of Warriors Against Violence broadcast June 9, 2019. Their interview begins at 52:34
Reconciliation Feast for Indigenous People's Day scheduled at the Synod Office for June 19, 2019 - Click this link for details
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.
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