We are a people who deeply believe in the importance of promises, and also, seem, ironically, to not be very good at keeping them. What does covenant keeping with our Indigenous brothers and sisters look like for us now?
I invite you to spend 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, courageously rejecting the single story. It may take our eyes a while to adjust to truth’s glaring rays, but as the sacred text says, “the truth shall set us free.”
As Reformed Christians, we can view “Canada 150” as a celebration of Canada as a nation, but we should do more than this. Let's take this opportunity to ask, "How can we live out our faith in new and exciting ways?"