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.
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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"?
This article from Indigenous Christian leaders Ray Aldred, Adrian Jacobs, and Terry LeBlanc considers what societal repentance for the evils of residential schools and healing from our colonial history could look like in Canada.
The Commission delivered these 94 Calls to Action in 2015, calling various actors in society, including churches and religious denominations, to action in response to the findings of the Commission.
A prayer guide to help your church pray for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
We know that the journey of reconciliation is a challenge, a blessing, and a deeply spiritual journey. The 8th Fire videos and this curriculum draw us into this journey in a friendly and moving way.
Every article in this declaration comes from a time when a right has been violated or outright denied to Indigenous peoples. What is our call as Christians as we bear witness to such profound brokenness?
At the Cross-Cultural Ministry Forum of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 60 believers explored how to faithfully live, worship, and bring the gospel of Christ in diverse cultural settings.
This paper on discernment by Rev. Bert Adema of the CRC’s Indigenous Christian Fellowship (formerly IMCF) in Regina considers cross-cultural ministry and the difference between syncretism and contextualization, recommends elements of a process of communal discernment of these questions, and includes the ICF’s position on smudging.