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Remembering Chanie Wenjack on October 23, 2020

2020-10-23T12:46:01-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the tragic death of Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy, who at the tender age of 12, ran away from the PCC-run Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School to return home, only to be found dead by hunger and exposure to harsh weather. It is said that the story of Chanie along with the painful legacy of residential schools is being taught in at least 40,000 classrooms across the country.

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Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said

2020-10-01T16:21:56-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, has written on the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman in a hospital in Quebec, and the racist words that were spoken to her by the hospital workers she was in the care of—words which illuminate the unacceptable and condemnable behaviour that is often permitted in our society as a result of systemic racism.

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Every Child Matters: Reflecting and Praying on Orange Shirt Day, September 30

2020-10-05T12:52:47-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

This reflection by the moderator speaks to the importance of participating in Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to remember and honour the Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools, and reflects on the PCC’s involvement in the Residential School System and its inter-generational impacts on Indigenous children today.

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Why Work To Decolonize: New Study Guide from Justice Ministries

2020-10-05T10:14:08-04:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

Why Work To Decolonize? is a study resource produced in collaboration between the PCC’s National Indigenous Ministries Council and the Life and Mission Agency (Justice Ministries) that engages the overall themes of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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An Open Letter and Special Statement Regarding Wet’suwet’en Territory

2020-03-06T11:43:00-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|

The Presbyterian Church in Canada is deeply concerned with events and news surrounding pipeline construction on Wet’suwet’en territory. The Moderator has issued a special statement regarding this situation.

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Healing and Reconciliation: A Year in Review

2020-07-15T13:33:25-04:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: |

A reflection on the work of the PCC’s involvement in reconciliation and Indigenous rights in 2019—what we have been doing, and where we are heading.

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A Weekend of Learning: A Time for Hope

2020-03-06T11:45:35-05:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: |

Learn about Knox (Waterloo) Presbyterian Church's weekend of listening, learning, and action through a workshop and service centered on reconciliation with Indigenous people.

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Canadian Council of Churches Issues Letter Regarding Bill C-262

2020-10-15T12:13:22-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|Tags: |

A letter from the CCC urging action to ensure that Bill C-262 is established in Canada as a framework for reconciliation.

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Church Leaders Express Support for Indigenous Rights

2019-08-16T14:50:25-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation|

On October 11, 2018, The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), stating that parliament does not have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when making laws. In November 2018, the Moderator, along with ecumenical partners1 sent a letter [...]

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Reflection on Grandmothers’ Tea

2020-07-15T14:20:01-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|

In 2017 the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary program at Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris, Ontario participated in activities related to the theme: “Discover Truth, Seek Reconciliation. Aid Healing.”

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