Denominational statements are wonderful but how does it impact the local church community?
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Canadian CRC leaders have committed the CRC to endorsing and lobbying for Bill C-262, a federal Canadian bill that if passed would incorporate the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian Federal Law. Should they have?
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee provides an opportunity for churches and individuals to become involved in grassroots, hands-on, relationship-building between CRC members and local aboriginal communities.
Imagine having Christian business leaders in Canada's south becoming connected through meaningful relationships with Christian aboriginal business leaders in the North! Imagine the cultural awareness! Imagine the mentoring that will take place ... both ways!
The core question, as in all mission, is how far one goes in cultural contextualization. In the context of Native American issues, it is a concern that flows from a North American/Northern European perspective, an assumption that ours is the normative cultural expression.