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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Every Child Matters: A Video from Vivian Ketchum for Orange Shirt Day

2021-09-15T16:48:19-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, Justice, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Vivian Ketchum, originating from Wauzhushk Onigum Nation of Northern Ontario, and a member of Place of Hope Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Man., talks about why she wears an orange shirt, and why it is important for members of the church to mark September 30.

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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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Indigenous Territorial Plaque Unveiling at National Office

2018-06-24T16:06:50-04:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

On Monday, May 28, a plaque was unveiled at the PCC National Office in Toronto in acknowledgement of the Indigenous territory that the office is located on. Staff participated in an event as a sign of respect and in recognition that Indigenous people have had a relationship with the land since time [...]

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Support TRC Call to Action #43 – UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

2020-07-15T13:58:29-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , |

The UN Declaration is the minimum standard to ensure the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous people all over the world. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has said the UN Declaration is the framework for reconciliation. Call to Action #43 asks municipal, provincial and federal [...]

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August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2017-08-08T12:52:04-04:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

August 9 each year is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, as declared by the United Nations. There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. While making up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, they account for 15 per [...]

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PCC Confession to Aboriginal Peoples Translated into Seven Languages (Newly Added: Mandarin)

2021-03-15T09:56:06-04:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Healing & Reconciliation, News|Tags: , , |

"It is with humility and in great sorrow that we come before God and our Aboriginal brothers and sisters with our confession." The Confession of The Presbyterian Church in Canada is a statement that was adopted by the General Assembly on June 9, 1994. It acknowledges the harm that we have [...]

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