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.
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.
ISWG ‘Travel for Learning’ August 2018 Trip to Petroglyphs Provincial Park
The Indigenous Solidarity Working Group and friends have been invited for a rare opportunity to partake in a traditional pipe ceremony. Our schedule is:
Saturday, August 18
3 – 4:30 PM: video and discussion of the Williams Treaty at St. John’s Anglican Church in Peterborough
6 PM: dinner at St. Veronus restaurant (129 Hunter St W, Peterborough ON K9H 2K7, Phone: 705-743-5714)
Sunday, August 19
noon: box lunch at Petroglyphs picnic site
1 PM: sacred pipe ceremony at Petroglyphs
4 PM: return to Toronto
Either gather for Saturday’s afternoon discussion and/or supper or make it a day trip on Sunday and meet us in the park.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation arrangements and accommodation reservations. Trent University residence rooms can be booked by calling 1-866-290-6491 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and credit card number. Check-in is between 2 – 7 PM.
Rates at Gzowski College are:
- Single or double occupancy (1 double bed) – $62.50 + HST per night
- Adjoining Rooms (2 double beds and 1 bathroom) sleeps up to 4 people – $115.00 + HST per night
Rates at Otonobee College are:
- Single occupancy (1 single bed) – $36.95 + HST per night
- Double occupancy (2 single beds) – $58.25 + HST per night
Please register to let us know to expect you!