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.
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Treaty Diplomacy: The Past and Present Perfect
Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
With Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashi)
Saturday, March 19th at 1:00 PM
Church of the Redeemer, Bloor & Avenue Rd.
What is the significance of a Wampum Belt? What is treaty law? How has it affected our relationship with First Nations Peoples? And how will it impact our future relations?
This event is your opportunity to gain insight into our combined future as Treaty People. After all, these treaties are Canada’s foundational documents!
Douglas Sanderson is Swampy Cree and has been deeply engaged in Indigenous issues from a policy perspective. He is an Associate Professor and Decanal Advisor on Indigenous Issues, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
All are welcome to join us at the Church of the Redeemer, Bloor & Avenue Road on the 19th of March at 1:00 PM in person if you are vaccinated or by Zoom.
Please register by clicking here before March 17.
162 Bloor Street West
Parking in lots on Cumberland St.
Free-will offering to support the work of the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group @ Redeemer.
Professor Sanderson is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation on Treaty 5 territory in Manitoba. Prior to teaching in the law faculty, Sanderson served for four years as a senior policy advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario. His graduate work was at Columbia University, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.
Redeemer has committed to supporting a beautiful and eloquent mural on our lower west wall by an Indigenous artist. We eagerly anticipate having a preliminary design shortly. In the meantime, please go to our website for more detailed information.
Please consider making a donation to support this important public statement about reconciliation and “reconcili-action” with our Indigenous brothers, sisters, and siblings.
You can contribute by:
Mailing a cheque to the church (note Indigenous Mural Project on the memo line)
162 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1M4
Donate through CanadaHelps (select Indigenous Mural Project)
eTransfer, designated to the Indigenous Mural Project, sent from your bank account to the treasurer.
To learn more, listen to David Burt’s testimony below.
Thank you for your support of this wonderful project.
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.