Read stories from people who have been impacted by the work of the Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee.
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.
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.
This image provides a description of the work of the Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee. It can be used to raise awareness about this ministry or during an offering for this ministry.
Use this song list to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day and to deepen your congregations experience of Indigenous Ministry Sunday.
Consider using these verses and sermon starters for Indigenous Ministry Sunday.
These prayers are a resource for Indigenous Ministry Sunday providing an opportunity for everyone in Canada to pray for Indigenous peoples and to celebrate the gifts and richness that Indigenous people bring to life in Canada.
Each year Christian Reformed churches across Canada recognize National Indigenous Peoples day and celebrate the Indigenous Ministries of the CRC. Here are some litanies for this annual day.
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.
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"?