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Reconciliation resources

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Are you looking for ways to work towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians? Here’s the start of a Faith Today list of resources, compiled in conjunction with our special package of reconciliation articles in our Jan/Feb 2018 issue. Not all are Christian in orientation, but all are certainly thought-provoking. To suggest additional resources or corrections for this list, email us at editor@faithtoday.ca.

150 Acts of Reconciliation, a list of suggestions for everyday reconciliation put together by two University of Alberta researchers

Anglican Journal Archives include many tagged “residential schools” as well as a section of webpages called “Residential Schools Histories”

Canada’s Residential Schools uses Google Earth Voyager and materials from Canadian Geographic to explain why the schools were built, what attending was like for Indigenous children, the aftereffects and how residential school survivors are working to move forward

Church Responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, a Faith Today blog post from 2016.

Circles for Reconciliation, led by Raymond Currie of Winnipeg, offers a good list of practical resources

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre, a collaboration of Mennonite Church Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, has published excellent curriculum materials on Indigenous-Settler Relations

Indigenous Reconciliation Group, led by Rose LeMay of Ottawa, offers a good list of practical resources

Reconciliation Canada has produced a variety of resources including a 2017 survey report on The Canadian Reconciliation Landscape and a series of Community Action Tool-kits

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada links to nine major Educational Resources and 11 on Reconciliation, including many church apologies

 

Your online guide to Church Responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

Where can you find, all in one place, the major responses from Christian organizations to the December 2015 final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of residential schools for Canada’s Indigenous Peoples?

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Here’s an attempt at collecting such a list.  For readers interested in digging deeper or organizing a study group, two especially good resources to start with are the Mennonite resource Wrongs to Rights (free samples online) and the spring 2016 issue of the Baptist periodical Mosaic (view complete issue free online).

You’ll notice many church responses refer to Action 48. The TRC final report included a list of 94 calls to action, and number 48 specifically calls “faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who have not already done so, to formally adopt and comply with the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation.” Continue reading Your online guide to Church Responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report