Justice involves protecting the rights of others.
It protests against everything that destroys human dignity.

… It seeks the best way to create well-being in every society
[and] is concerned about employment, education, and health
as well as rights and responsibilities.

—Living Faith, 8.4.2 – 8.4.4

In June of 2019, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released. The report found that genocide has been and continues to be committed against Indigenous people in Canada.

This study resource, Why Work To Decolonize?, produced in collaboration between the PCC’s National Indigenous Ministries Council and the Life and Mission Agency (Justice Ministries), engages the overall themes of that final report. It aims to help people understand those themes and learn what can be done, both by individual Christians and in wider society, to pursue justice and reconciliation going forward. We hope it can be used as an orienting resource and catalyst to read and work through the National Inquiry’s final report itself.

The guide engages difficult material and is meant for congregations and reading groups to work through in two or four sittings. It is best done in a group but can be used for personal study as well. For more information, contact Justice Ministries .

Why Work To Decolonize? Study Guide on National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls