PROJECT OF HEART_ EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION–BC Teachers Federation 2015 Imagine that you are five years old. A stranger comes to your home village and seizes you from your mother’s arms. Imagine he takes you hundreds of miles away to a place where white people in black robes cut off your hair and take away your […]
Beginning at 2:00 pm Wednesday June 3 in the Atlantic Time Zone and travelling westward across Canada, bells began to ring, each one resounding 1181 times to commemorate the 1017 indigenous women who have been killed and the 164 who have gone missing in the last three decades. The bells declared to their neighbourhoods and all […]
On Sunday, parishes in the Edmonton diocese joined a national church initiative to mark the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Leading up to National Aboriginal Day (June 21) noon vigils (12:10 pm) will be held for 22 consecutive days at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035-103 St, Edmonton. These services honouring our diocese’s commitment to healing and reconciliation among indigenous peoples and those with settler backgrounds will include: hearing the stories of Residential School survivors, a time of silence, prayers, and ringing of church bells.
Report for SYNOD 2015
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Diocese of Edmonton, Indigenous Ministries, Oskâpêwis / Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Helper – Sharon Pasula, Report for All Saints Cathedral, 2014 If you have been reading the weekly Synod Scene and/or the monthly Messenger paper lately, you will have some idea about the position of Oskâpêwis. In the spring 2014 issue of the Messenger a […]
Report for St Mary’s Anglican Church, 2014 by Sharon Pasula. Indigenous Ministry (I.M.) is a response to the involvement of the Anglican Church of Canada in operating residential schools in Canada. Generally, the result of residential school was deliberate displacement of culture and identity within Indigenous communities which resulted in tragedy and great cost both […]