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Quarterly News Winter

Growing An Oak

The work of justice and reconciliation is slow.  It’s the work of growing an oak or gluing a shattered plate back together, piece by piece. But the work is growing roots. And recently we’ve been reflecting on how tall the tree has grown when we weren’t even looking.  People have been reaching out to tell us the ways that they’ve been growing. 

We’ve felt watered and nourished by their words and we’d like to share their encouragement with you as well! So enjoy these reflections from poetic to practical from people who’ve been encouraged to start Master’s degrees or lead KAIROS Blanket exercises and get excited with us as the sapling grows roots to support a West Coast cedar!    

Read the full stories of growth here!  Do you have a story about your journey of reconciliation? We’d love to hear it! Email us at

Climbing the Mountain of Reconciliation

When Nancy Jane Johnson got in touch with me as the communications person for the Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee I began to picture her reconciliation journey like my experience on the mountainside. Read the full Do Justice story here.  

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Answering Questions, Addressing Misconceptions

This video series address common misconceptions about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and why implementing the Declaration is so important.  Watch now!

Introducing Brian LeMessurier 

Brian is our newest CIMC member.  You can read more about how he got involved with the committee here.  

Action Alert: Ask Parliament to Support TRC Calls to Action

Marc Miller was appointed the new Minister of Indigenous Services on November 20, 2019. Join us in lifting up the #EducationTogether campaign and asking Minister Miller and the new Government to work for justice and equity in education for Indigenous students. Our Phone to Action system makes it easy:

Catch Up with Us!

The committee met together in Winnipeg at the Indigenous Family Center.  We're excited and re-energized from our time together! 
Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer Shannon Perez travelled to Bethlehem CRC in Thunder Bay as part of a Helping Without Harming workshop. 

Build Reconciliation 

You can help us support healing and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous people in Canada. 

Connect with Us 

Use our workshop resources.
KAIROS   Blanket Exercise
Interested in facilitator training?  We will be hosting a training in Burlington, ON Dec 13th and 14th.  
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