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.
Travel for Learning
Travel for Learning, an initiative of the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, invites you to the following event in the coming months.
June 1 @ 10 AM: Iroquoian Village Tour of Discovery
We will explore a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian village with our guide and learn about local First Nations history during our tour. Afterwards, we will watch the turtles paddling in the meromictic lake and enjoy a picnic lunch. Some participants will enjoy trekking the 7.2 km (round trip) trail through the Nassagaweya Canyon to Rattlesnake Point.
The tour takes place from 10-11:30 AM. Participants are encouraged to allow 1.5 hours to drive from Toronto to the Crawford Lake Conservation Area.
Participants will be paying their own $9 fee for the tour, but organizers will be arranging carpools.
Please register for the Iroquoian Village Tour of Discovery to reserve your place in the tour and to participate in the carpool. Note that drivers who will be hiking will likely return to Toronto around 4 or 5 PM.
Being the Church God is Calling Us to Be
The ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle began on August 8, 2018 at the University of North British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The report of the day’s proceedings on the Anglican Church website includes the assertion that “the dream of a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada is closer than ever to becoming a reality”.
In the late afternoon, Sacred Circle received a draft version of the document An Indigenous Spiritual Movement: Becoming What God Intends Us to Be, which laid out the goals of self-determination, its meaning and guiding principles.