Our building and ministries are on traditional territory, most recently that of the Mississaugas of the Credit who are Anishnaabe and Ojibwe people. We recognize the history, spirituality, culture and stewardship of the land of all Indigenous peoples of this region.
Contact: Carole Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
Striving to Make Right
We seek to live in respect, peace and right relations as we live, work and worship on this traditional territory. We are mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.
As people of faith we are called to reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
Learning about OUR SHARED HISTORY
One path to reconciliation that we are taking is learning more about the First Peoples of Turtle Island, their history and their perspective on our shared history since first contact. Hearing about and experiencing their story through the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and other events opens us to a new understanding of our common story.
MEETING ONE ANOTHER
Sharing cultural experiences, visiting Indigenous communities, attending traditional ceremonies help us to bridge the gulf between cultures. As we learn more about one another and build relationships we are taking steps towards reconciliation.
BEING AN ALLY
We are learning how to use our privilege in Canadian society to stand with Indigenous people:
• Have a Heart postcards mailed to our government advocating for equal services for Indigenous children that other Canadian children experience
• Petitions to urge action on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in our education system, our justice system and more
• Orange Shirt solidarity to acknowledge the individual and social impacts of residential schools