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Five Years of the TRC’s Calls to Action

2020-05-21T12:42:26-04:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Justice, News|Tags: , , |

On the five-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issuing the 94 Calls to Action, Justice Ministries reflects on their importance and highlights a need to address them.

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Healing and Reconciliation Sunday and Justice for Indigenous Peoples

2020-05-19T11:04:59-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Justice, News|Tags: , , |

On the Healing and Reconciliation Sunday on May 24, the Presbyterian Church in Canada will pray for the children of the residential schools who could not make it home and for their families. Join us on this day to recall and respond to Healing and Reconciliation, to work towards justice with and for the Indigenous peoples.

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PCC Tour Visits the Community of Birtle Residential School to Apologize

2017-12-14T13:24:00-05:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

Thirty-three members of The Presbyterian Church in Canada visited Birdtail Sioux First Nation in Manitoba last weekend to personally apologize for the church’s role in running Birtle Residential School and the dark legacy left behind. The visit is part of the PCC's Healing and Reconciliation National Tour, which takes place [...]

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Indigenous People and the PCC: Timeline Poster Now Available

2018-10-31T14:32:18-04:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , |

A new timeline poster from Justice Ministries is now available that outlines the historical relationship between The Presbyterian Church in Canada and Indigenous people of our country. The timeline is from 1866 to 2017, beginning with James Nisbet, the first Presbyterian missionary with Indigenous people in Canada who establishes the mission near [...]

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PCC Response to Globe and Mail Article on Funding of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)

2019-05-23T17:51:31-04:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

On 27 April 2016, an article in the Globe and Mail began with the headline Other churches escape residential-schools settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal. This followed reports that the Catholic entities fell far short of their $25M fundraising goal of their contribution amount toward the agreement, thus triggering [...]

Remarks by the Moderator at the Release of the TRC Final Report, December 15

2019-01-07T11:29:21-05:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

The Presbyterian Church in Canada Remarks at the Release of the Final Report, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada The Rev. Karen Horst, Moderator, 141st General Assembly Ottawa, 15 December 2015 I acknowledge the territory of the Algonquin peoples with thanksgiving for their stewardship of this land. Survivors, Elders, Commissioners, colleagues, and [...]

Live Webcast of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report on Tuesday, December 15

2019-01-07T11:22:16-05:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: |

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Ottawa. The event took place at the Shaw Convention Centre. "As Commissioners, we have been moved, strengthened, softened by what we have heard. We were reminded afresh that all this happened to little children who [...]

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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Opens in Winnipeg

2017-12-14T14:07:46-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , |

The official opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in Winnipeg took place this week on Wednesday, November 4, along with the launch of the Centre's database that holds Canada's memory of the legacy of Indian residential schools. The online database is open to the public, containing rich multi-media [...]

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Wearing Orange for Reconciliation — Next Steps

2017-12-14T14:14:06-05:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , , |

On Wednesday, September 30, national office staff gathered for a photo wearing orange shirts. The 3rd annual Orange Shirt Day is in recognition of the children who suffered harm in the residential school system, to their sense of self-esteem and well-being. Visit orangeshirtday.weebly.com to read Phyllis's Story.   We are [...]

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