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Quarterly News Spring

Spring is Coming 

As I think and pray about the events happening in Wet'suwet'en territory and the resulting protests happening around the country I'm reminded of Senator Murray Sinclair's words.   “... it is in our daily conversations and interactions that our success as a nation in forging a better place, will ultimately be measured. It is what we say to and about each other in public and in private that we need to look at changing.”  I ask and challenge people to see the humanity in these events.  Go beyond mainstream news outlets and try to find indigenous sources such as Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.  Deep problems require deep and nuanced discussions and answers.  Please pray with us and reflect on ways to bring about peace.  

- Shannon Perez
(Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer)

Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation

Are you interested in reconciliation?  Apply for the Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation Program.  Facilitated by the Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee a ministry of the CRC the program features a weeklong trip August 17-21 to Winnipeg Manitoba.  Find out more here:

Prayer for when the Broken Places are Exposed

Our country is experiencing echoes of deep racism, deep insecurities, deep fears about livelihoods, economy and the future of community that we cannot legislate ourselves out of.  We need transformation from the inside out here. Read the full prayer here.

New Video!

Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation participant Kayla Boone talks about the impact this program had on her! Apply to participate today! Watch the video here.

Do Justice Highlight 

Read committee member Priya Andrade's reflection on recent CIMC meetings and an experience she had in Winnipeg.  Full story here.

Catch Up with Us!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Facilitator training.  

We have a list started for everyone who couldn't make this one!
There was a great turnout of Indigenous Christian Fellowship (Regina) chili cookoff!  

Photo Credit Don List - Birdsong Communications
We joined Michael Fallon the chaplain at McMaster University to meet some folks and make connections in the Indigenous Studies department!  

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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