Indigenous Justice News

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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

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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

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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

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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