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.
The ReDress Project
The Indigenous Solidarity Working Group is exhibiting red dresses and trousers around the outside of the church during part of National Indigenous History Month in June.
The ReDress Project was conceived by Winnipeg visual artist Jaime Black to commemorate over 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two-spirited in Canada. Many vanished without a trace and most did not have adequate inquiry into their disappearance or deaths by law enforcement, politicians or the major media. Recognition of this continuing tragedy is particularly appropriate as the National Inquiry on MMIWG nears the end of its hearings.
Redeemer continues to search for ways to undo the harm caused by residential schools and is seeking to be an ally in realizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) vision for a stronger and more equitable Canada.
Our ReDress project is one small step towards that vision. Please pick up a pamphlet.