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Category: Living into Right Relations

On behalf of LIRR (the Living into Right Relations Circle), we would like to recommend to the Regional Council that Canada Day be a time of reflection and to read the following as they contemplate the history of Canada and what is needed to begin reconciliation with the First Peoples of Turtle Island. We would ask people to engage in the three following documents: Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf MMIWG Report on...

The history of residential schools in Canada is a painful scar that continues to re-open in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the settler communities of Canada. After the discovery of the bodies of 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, many people are walking with indigenous communities in this renewed grief, and would like to better understand the most appropriate actions to take next, after taking time to mourn and lament the lost children...

Deb Anderson-Pratt, a Cree/Saulteaux residential school survivor, was ordained as a minister last fall. She shares her personal story of struggle with religion and her dream of a safe place. Through The Healing Fund (largely funded by Mission & Service), your generosity supports the Sandy-Salteaux Spiritual Centre in Manitoba, where both Indigenous and Christian spiritual beliefs are respected, shared, and understood. Where Indigenous leaders like Deb answer God’s call to a ministry of...

A letter to Premier François Legault signed by Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's Executive Minister, Rev. Rosemary Lambie and representatives of the Living in Right Relations Circle and Justice and Community Leadership team, has been sent to express solidarity in protesting the systemic racism that played a role in the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan in Joliette Hospital. Download the letter: http://bit.ly/2020-10-26-Letter-JoyceEchaquan-E