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.
This half-hour video gives a brief overview of The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s role in colonization and Residential Schools. It is intended as an educational tool to help people understand the ways in which racism and colonial attitudes shaped the church’s mission, with devastating consequences.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada has issued a statement of repentance and commitment to action, aware of our responsibility with regard to the sin of colonialism and operation of Indian Residential Schools.
The following are answers to some of the questions people are asking about the unmarked graves found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Church staff are also available to answer any further questions. For more information, please contact Allyson Carr in Justice Ministries. Read the PCC’s initial statement and prayer [...]
The Presbyterian Church in Canada was disturbed and saddened by information revealed in a paper published by Ian Mosby* in an academic journal about nutritional experiments carried out on Aboriginal adults and over 1,000 Aboriginal children between 1942 and 1952. Some of these children attended Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School, first [...]