Some tools and resources for congregations to live out a ministry of reconciliation with our Indigenous neighbours.
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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"?
Consider using these verses and sermon starters for Indigenous Ministry Sunday.
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.
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?
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.
This is a Prayer of Confession written in response to the unmarked graves found near the Kamloops Indian Residential School.