You're invited! Gather with Christians from across the continent at Inspire 2019 in Windsor, ON. Connect with people who are involved in similar types of ministry. Share your stories and learn from others.
Learn more at crcna.org/Inspire2019 and check out these Indigenous-led workshops:
Bi-National Blanket Exercise
Shannon Perez & Viviana Cornejo
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a powerful and visceral way to experience the history of Turtle Island (North America) from an Indigenous perspective. It was endorsed and encouraged by Synod 2015 for all Christian Reformed churches. During this workshop, participants will experience the Blanket Exercise for themselves, with the support of master facilitators.
Addressing Pain Through Story
Darlene Silversmith & Shannon Perez
The imposition of residential schools on Indigenous children in both Canada and the United States is a blight on our shared history. The legacy of pain and trauma caused by these schools, continues to be felt by Indigenous people across both countries. In this workshop, Shannon Perez and Darlene Silversmith will talk about this difficult subject and invite participants into the Aboriginal story through drama and story.
Standing Stones Ceremony
Harold Roscher, a Cree commissioned pastor in the CRC at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre, will lead this ceremony as an experiential workshop. The Standing Stones ceremony was developed in collaboration with a Cree leader within the Anglican Church of Canada, and is an expression of Christian worship rooted in the sounds, smells, and movements of traditional Cree rites.
Film Premiere: The Cutting of the Tsiiyéél
Susie Silversmith will be screening a video of her experience at Kinlichee Boarding School, an Indian Boarding School. There will also be time for a discussion after viewing the film.