The remains of 215 children have been uncovered on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Use this prayer in your personal prayers and in your collective worship services to mourn this latest revelation and the impacts of colonization.
This is a Prayer of Confession written in response to the mass grave found near the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This grave contains the undocumented remains of 215 children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and relocated to the residential school.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Answering Questions, Addressing Misconceptions
This video series address common misconceptions about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and why implementing the Declaration is so important.
Consider using these verses and sermon starters for Indigenous Ministry Sunday.
We've made commitments throughout the years as a denomination to turn away from the sins of colonization and dehumanization and towards a better way of walking together, in respect of our treaties and Indigenous rights.
In 2016, Synod repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and the concept of ‘terra nullius’ as heresies. What does this mean, why does it matter, and how can we live into this commitment to seek reconciled relationships built on respect between Indigenous peoples and other inhabitants of "Turtle Island"?