You're invited! Gather with Christians from across the continent at Inspire 2019 in Windsor, ON. Learn more at crcna.org/Inspire 2019 and check out these Indigenous-led workshops.
CRC Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee
We’re a CRC committee that cares deeply about the relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-indigenous Canadians. You may have seen the art tour that we organized (reForming Relationships) or experienced the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, one of our favourite tools for reconciliation. We provide lay leadership to the CRC on Indigenous issues in Canada.
The Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee has the specific role of educating and mobilizing CRC members and congregations to live in reconciled relationships as covenant (treaty) people before our Creator with focus on reconciling the relationship between Indigenous people and non-indigenous people in Canada.
We work to raise awareness of the shared history and of the present lived reality of Indigenous people in Canada. In doing so, relationships are built and justice is sought out by advocacy or raising more awareness.
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 year, Aboriginal Ministry Sunday is on June 17th. This year we're celebrating 40 years of ministry at the CRC's Indigenous Christian Fellowship in Regina. Celebrate with us! We've provided a litany and bulletin insert or cover for your church's use.
This year, Aboriginal Ministry Sunday is on June 17th. This year we're celebrating 40 years of ministry at the CRC's Indigenous Christian Fellowship in Regina. Celebrate with us!
We’re a CRC and RCA committee that cares passionately about the relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians.
This toolkit is a great resource about how to have conversations about reconciliation with family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
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.
This thought-provoking article by National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald is a call for contextualization of the gospel in North America and offers seven touchstones for this gospel contextualization.
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.