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 salalandcedar@vancouver.anglican.ca.

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NEWS!

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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


Witness Blanket

September 13 - November 8, 2017

CANCELLED! Basic Indigenous World View Training

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WinterFeast and Silent Auction

Friday, November 24, 2017


News


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Walk for Reconciliation 2017

There was a sizeable Anglican presence at the 2017 version of the Walk for Reconciliation sponsored by Reconciliation Canada, the Government of Canada, City of Vancouver, Vancity, Vancouver Foundation and other... Read More


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Walk for Reconciliation - Update

Kyla Hackett, Outreach Manager for Reconciliation Canada has recently distributed an email to Ecumenical Advocates and others encouraging churches around the Lower Mainland and beyond to register for the September... Read More


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Witness Blanket

You may be familiar with the Witness Blanket - which was presented for the first time at the publication of the TRC 94 Calls to Action in 2014. "Inspired by a woven blanket, we have created a large scale art... Read More


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Walk for Reconciliation Planning

Approximately two dozen members of the BC Ecumenical Reconciliation Advocates representing Roman Catholic, Anglican, United Church of Canada and BC Mennonite churches met in the Trendell Lounge at the Synod office... Read More


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Two Events in the D of NW Honouring National Aboriginal Day

Although there have been other events earlier in June and there will be more to come, diocesan communications would like to send out the word one more time about 2 events slated to take place in our diocese, June 22... Read More


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Drawn Deeper into the Story

A Snuneymuxw (Naniamo) elder drummed and sang. Standing beside his grandson, a man offered a prayer in the Dene language for the first time in years. A white church member from Mission showed how she had embroidered... Read More


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Stó:lō Up-River Tour

by Justin Cheng On Saturday June 10th, a group of Mennonites and Anglicans were led by Sonny McHalsie, Stó:lō cultural historian on a nature tour of the Stó:lō territory encompassing parts of Hope and Chilliwack.... Read More


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St Hilda’s Indigenous Justice Events Spring 2017

Many thanks to John Denham of St. Hilda-by-the-Sea for this report and these photos. As part of the St. Hilda’s Social Justice Umbrella, Indigenous Justice has been a recent focus at St Hilda’s. On April 2, after... Read More


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Waking Up the Real History of Canada

Children of God, a Review   Until June 3 at the York Theatre on Commercial, Indigenous Theatre Company Urban Ink is premiering Children of God, a new musical by Corey Payette. St. James Trustee and Residential... Read More