The Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, comprising parishioners and friends, is interested in the complex and myriad issues surrounding Indigenous People in Canada, and in particular relating to our urban Indigenous neighbours.
The group’s focus is both education and outreach. New members are welcome to assist with programming.
If you’re interested in Indigenous issues and our ministry, please use the form below to sign up for our newsletter, and let us know if you’d like more information on how to get involved.
If you’re interested in learning more about challenges and issues facing Indigenous Peoples, check out our Reading and Resources list below, as well as recent news in the sidebar.
Current news and upcoming events
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Film Series
Please join the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group (formerly the Aboriginal Issues Working Group) and our partner the University of Toronto at three film nights. Each evening will feature a guest speaker. Screenings will take place in the Media Commons Screening Room, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street from 6 to 8 PM. Seating is limited, so please register.
October 26 – “Finding Dawn”
Indigenous Solidarity Working Group
Travel for Learning
You are invited to join the ISWG on a trip to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons on Saturday, November 25 for an Advent event. Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.
A bus will leave Redeemer at 12:30 PM sharp and return between 10-11 PM. Donations of at least $20 towards the cost of the bus will be accepted. The cost of entrance to the event and dinner is $40. We will be having dinner around 4:30 (time to be confirmed). Please register as soon as possible as dinner reservations must be made well in advance.
Starting October 24 – A small group is meeting every two weeks to discuss the book of essays on Indigenous and Christian spirituality called Quest for Respect published by the Mennonite church. We meet at Redeemer October 24; November 7, 21, 28 with a pot luck supper at 6 PM. Please join us. Books are available in the office, or contact Mark Plummer.
For more information, please contact the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group using the form below.