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 events in the coming months.
February 9-24: Cottagers and Indians at the Tarragon Theatre. This will prepare us for our September 2019 Travel for Learning trip to Curve Lake to harvest wild rice. Participants are responsible for ordering their own tickets and providing their own transportation.
March 31: Miziwe (Everywhere) at Koerner Hall. Pax Christi Chorale presents an original oratorio by Barbara Croall (Odawa) sung in the Ojibwe Odawa language with surtitles. Tickets can be purchased online for $50 to $65.
May/June: We will travel to the Crawford Lake Iroquois Village with an Elder. Details to follow in the spring.
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.