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.
September 14: Wild Rice Harvesting at Curve Lake First Nation
Gathering manoomin on Curve Lake will be the first Travel for Learning excursion where we actually go “on the land (water)” with an Indigenous teacher. This will be a very safe trip for all levels of canoeing experience as the trip is short and the water shallow where the manoomin grows.
Complete details of this trip including the schedule of events are here. There is a $60 fee per person to participate in the program. Lunch will be available for $15, or you may choose to bring your own.
This excursion will be capped at 20 participants and registration will close on August 15. If we reach our maximum number of registrants before August 15, we will offer a different link to add your name to a waitlist. If there is sufficient interest, we will attempt to book another day.
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.