Intergenerational Trauma, Colonization and Anti-Indigenous Racism Webinar on Sept. 23

2021-09-15T17:14:36-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , , |

The Intergenerational Trauma, Colonization and Anti-Indigenous Racism webinar, taking place on Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m. (Eastern), will review how systemic racism underpins the colonial roots of Canada and the church, and how this has caused intergenerational trauma for Indigenous peoples and communities.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Healing & Reconciliation Seed Fund – Apply by Sept. 24

2021-09-15T11:13:22-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , |

The PCC's Healing and Reconciliation Seed Fund offers grants up to $5,000 for Presbyterian groups that are committed to building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We are presently accepting funding applications. The application deadline is Friday, September 24, 2021.

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A Statement Regarding Residential Schools

2021-07-04T19:15:03-04:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , |

In response to the devastating confirmation of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools in Canada, a statement was published, in consultation with the National Indigenous Ministry Council, and signed by the current and previous Moderator of General Assembly. It speaks, through repentance and lament and in humility, for the lives of all the children who were lost and makes many commitments for the church to act upon.

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Treaties and Covenants

2021-03-10T09:37:31-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice|Tags: , |

The Rev. Kenn Stright, a retired Presbyterian minister and member of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee, writes about the significance of Treaty rights and why Mi’kmaq fishing rights are important to him.

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Remembering Chanie Wenjack on October 23, 2020

2021-03-10T09:40:45-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, 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

2021-03-10T09:43:34-05:00October 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

2021-09-14T12:07:57-04:00September 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

2021-03-10T09:46:55-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, 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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Statement Regarding Violence and Encounters Between Indigenous People and Policing Agencies

2021-03-10T09:48:41-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: |

Following the recent deaths of Indigenous people during encounters with law enforcement, the PCC calls for an immediate end to violence against Indigenous Peoples.

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New Resource: Racism and Hate in Canada Study Guide

2021-03-10T09:50:31-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , |

The PCC has released a brief study on systemic racism and hatred in Canada as a conversation starter for people and congregations to dig deeper into responding to racial injustices.

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