SKMB facilitates gathering on ministry with Indigenous people What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8) on a journey toward reconciliation with…
The Idle No More movement and the hunger strike by Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence have brought global attention to unresolved treaty issues and a broken relationship between Indigenous Peoples and many Canadians.
“I firmly believe this is an exciting time for all Canadians,” says Harley Eagle, a coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada’s work with Indigenous Peoples.
Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
Prophetic Christianity Series
Author: Randy Woodley
Growing up in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, I knew no First Nations peoples. All I knew was that “Indians” made totem poles, and were chased by cowboys. They were exotic, irrelevant, and absent.
“I just want a hug from my sisters.” The pain in the grandmother’s voice is heart-rending, as she gives voice to the hurt and estrangement that has splintered her family. It’s a story all too familiar to thousands of First Nations families across Canada,
Twenty-two years ago, I was born to two wonderful people, Eugene and Melina Cook. I am the middle child of their three girls. Dad was a traditional aboriginal man; he knew how to hunt, fish, prepare hides, was fluent in our native language. Mom, a lovely and compassionate person, is also fluent in Cree.
This month, the Canadian government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will hold a national listening event in Saskatoon from June 21–24.
To find out more about how to engage with the issues, see MCC Saskatchewan, the Peacebuilding on the Prairies blog, Mythperceptions (a project of MCC’s Indigenous Work Program), and the EFC’s Aboriginal Ministires Council…
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My mother, a Cree woman, was born at the Jackhead Reserve, just north of Hodgson, Manitoba, in 1941. She lived with relatives at Fisher River, then went back to live…