Indigenous Justice

Indigenous Justice

The Diocesan Indigenous Justice Ministries Coordinator Brander Raven Macdonald is currently on extended medical leave. The Reverend Laurel Dykstra will be undertaking the administration and communications aspects of the position and providing infrastructure for Indigenous-led programming. She can be reached at

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Check out the new video featuring Sechelt Councilor Garry Feschuk speaking about IRS Day Scholar issues and how that group has been missed when it comes to apologies and full participion in the process of reconciliation. Posted 6-19-2015. Here is the new website.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada - Call to Action: Read the 94 recommendations HERE. These include a number of recommendations (48, 58-61, 73-75) specific to the church

Response of the Churches to the 94 Recommendations

Diocesan Facebook Page Photo Essay Album of TRC Ecumenical Service at St. Andrew's-Wesley, May 31st, 2015.

#22days The Anglican Church of Canada marks the TRC events in Ottawa

Fascinating Article in the Globe and Mail, May 9th, 2015 - tracing the ties between BC's First Nations and Chinese workers.

Check out the Anglican Church of Canada's Indigenous Ministries Page


Indigenous Justice Ministry Diocese of New Westminster

Thank you for visiting the Indigenous Justice Ministry pages on the Diocese of New Westminster's website. I would be happy to answer any questions about this ministry and please also consider this page as a resource and as a place to list events.

Upcoming Events

Walking in the Spirit of Reconciliation

June 2 - 4, 2017



Walking in the Spirit of Reconciliation

“The sacred walk is a distinctly Canadian and Indigenously flavoured act of political, spiritual and social witness.”  - Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada  A group of... Read More


Indigenous/Aboriginal Homelessness - 2017 Count

Many thanks to Jerry Adams of St. James' for circulating these media releases about the 2017 Homeless Count. The Final Media Release regarding the 2017 Homeless Count and the Full backgrounder document are attached... Read More

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Raising the Reconciliation Pole

Indigenous and non-Indigenous Anglicans from all over the diocese were present at UBC on Saturday April 1 to witness the raising of a 17 metre reconciliation pole carved from a 800 year old cedar. by Kenny Pierce... Read More

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Stoking the Sacred Fire

Sometimes you have no other choice than to stand.     In a way, they seemed like such mundane words. No elaborate imagery. No eloquent vocabulary. Nothing that probably hadn’t been said by someone else, somewhere... Read More


Anglican Presence at the Women's Memorial March

We don’t see a lot of public liturgy in the city. But for 27 years, on Valentines Day, an ever-growing group of mostly indigenous women and their supporters, have marched and prayed on the streets of Vancouver’s... Read More

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Residential Schools Teaching Tool

In 2014 the diocese partnered with the Interfaith Institute for Justice Peace and Social Movements to produce an accessible teaching tool on the ways that Indian Residentail Schools impact the children and... Read More

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Join Anglicans at the Women's Memorial March

27th Annual Feb 14th Women’s Memorial March Tuesday Feb 14th, 2017 For years many Anglicans have prayed, organized and acted as part of this grassroots led gathering of mourning and resistance. This year many of us... Read More


Wisdom of Elders Celebration

Under a full moon in January approximately 80 people met in the upstairs offices of an East Van service organization. The group was about one half Indigenous youth and youth-workers, the other half church people... Read More

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Congratulations to the Parish of St. George's, Ft. Langley

Reprinted from the Anglican Foundation Website The Anglican Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the 2016 Request-for-Proposals grants. AFC requested proposals that address the Truth and... Read More

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Coming Home Society December 2016 Newsletter

Please find attached below the December 2016 issue of The Coming Home Society (Urban Native Youth Association) Newsletter edited and produced by CHS president Linda Adams, ODNW. Read More


Pipe Ceremony in Agassiz

On November 16 as part of All Saints’, Agassiz’s Wrongs to Rights book study program we held a traditional Pipe Ceremony in the hall led by Cree elder Frank Surprenant. Fifty years ago two other Cree elders gave... Read More