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Stand with Standing Rock—A Call for Prayer from the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

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Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water. There is a pipeline approved for construction in the United States […]

Truth, Dance, & Reconciliation

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National Aboriginal History Month – Truth, Dance, & Reconciliation : Follow the creative team and lead dancers in the creation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s critically acclaimed “Going Home Star” – A ballet about Canada’s Indian residential school history.  Click here:  watch.cbc.ca

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What is UNDRIP? The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, […]

Pay It Forward: Are We Also Oppressing Natives?

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By Sameh Helmy April 1, 2016 Re-posted with permission What I’ve heard my Muslim peers say about Indigenous Canadians: Nothing. Well, I did hear a couple of things. At least since I’ve started the conversation. But 1. I don’t really want to call out a friend who said something oppressive in public and 2. “Nothing” […]

Bishop Logan’s Sacred Journey – Re-Entering the Land

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Bishop Logan McMenamie is taking his church on a journey of repentance, and he laced up his hiking boots to do it. On Easter Sunday, McMenamie, the Anglican bishop for the diocese covering Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Kingcome Inlet, finished a 480-kilometre walk from Alert Bay to Victoria. His goal was to begin […]

LL.D Citation for Mavis Marie Gillie – founding member of Aboriginal Neighbours

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      Mavis Gillie, founding member of Aboriginal Neighbours,  presented  the degree Doctor of Laws at UVic for her tireless commitment to the cause of justice for First Nations Peoples.  This is article below is printed with permission or John McClaren. LL.D Citation for Mavis Marie Gillie Madam Chancellor, It is my privilege to […]

Assembly of First Nations Chief urges National Suicide Plan

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Bellegarde: Mental health issues affecting young people need to be addressed WINNIPEG — Canada’s top aboriginal chief says there needs to be a national strategy to fight what he calls a devastating suicide epidemic faced by indigenous communities across the country. National Chief Perry Bellegarde with the Assembly of First Nations says his heart goes […]

A welcoming shift in First Nations education

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According to a report commissioned for the Assembly of First Nations chiefs, Canadian indigenous students were graduating high school at a rate of about 36 per cent just seven years ago — exactly half the overall national graduation rate. In December of 2015, the provincial government announced B.C. Aboriginal completion rates had capped five years […]

After the TRC

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This is from the Weekly Indigenous News Digest that comes from the Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Toronto. It is full of “hot off the press” links around the TRC Final Report and Reconciliation.   First Nations Financial Transparency Act: Liberals Halt Punitive Measures http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/bennett-first-nations-transparency-1.3371591 and http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/12/18/ottawa-stops-withholding-first-nations-funding-halts-transparency-measures_n_8840112.html?ncid=fcbklnkcahpmg00000008   Shoal Lake 40 to finally get long-awaited Freedom […]