Indigenous Ministry

Instructions to develop a reflection – with an example

Interest in the reflections for the Outdoor Way of the Cross 2015 prompt me to post the following.  First is the instructions for developing a reflection then an example. GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING A “ STATION” 2015  Time Frame:  3 – 5 minutes for the entire spoken part of the station, EXCLUDING  the song.  2015 Theme:   […]

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Learning/Training opportunities, working with Aboriginal groups

Working with Aboriginal Groups Understanding the historical and contemporary impacts of colonialism will enhance frontline workers’ ability to deliver services to Aboriginal clients. REACH training opportunities poster   Stories of Survival: Challenges and Healing    Practices Working with People Affected by the    Indian Residential School System Through pictures, storytelling and open dialogue, participants […]

First Nations in Alberta

First Nations in Alberta

Leaflet of F N in AB This pdf can be found at In Alberta there are; *  45 First Nations in three treaty areas *  140 reserves *  Approximately 812,771 hectares of reserve land. The most commonly spoken First Nation languages are:  Blackfoot, Cree, Chipewyan, Dene, Sarcee, and Stoney (Nakoda Sioux). For more information […]

Blanket Exercise

Blanket Exercise Workshop

As part of our journey to reconciliation, KAIROS, an ecumenical justice and human rights organization of which the Anglican Church is a member, is offering an opportunity for people to experience the Blanket Exercise, an interactive way of learning the true Aboriginal history most Canadians were never taught.

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Treaty No. 6

The signing of Treaty No.6 between the Plains and Wood Cree people and the Crown took place on August 23, 1876 at Fort Carlton.

Indigenous veterans honoured

               This message was delivered by Sharon Pasula, Oksapewis/Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Helper, November 16, 2014 at the Standing Stones services at both All Saints Cathedral 9:15 am service and at St. Faith’s 11:00 am service.  The gospel reading for that day was Matthew 25: 14-30.  Follows is the basis […]

The Ohlone Prayer in the Four Directions, shared by Andrew Galvan, Ohlone.

The Ohlone Prayer in the Four Directions The East is the direction from which the new day comes into the world. It is the direction of renewal. It is the place of innocence, guilelessness, spontaneity, joy and the capacity to believe in the unseen. In the East is the rising sun, the dawn of a […]