Category: indigenous justice

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The Day I Was Taught That Canada Was Ordained for White People

Chapel I was a bookish thirteen-year old, new to the local Christian school. It was a small institution located at the church our family attended. Up until part way through Grade 8, I had attended public schools. Going to regular chapel services during school hours, even with having been raised in a deeply religious home, was an oddity to me.…

Dear Jean: When Suicide Becomes A Legacy

Dear Jean, Julian of Norwich, in her Showings, wrote “But Jesus, who in this vision informed me of all that is needed by me, answered with these words and said: ‘It was necessary that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well’.” I won’t pretend to…

Commissioner Marie Wilson of Canada’s TRC Adresses The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s National Convention 2015

I’ll make this one short. During her address to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s National Convention 2015, Commissioner Marie Wilson named the original denominations directly involved in the TRC’s residential school movement — Catholic, Anglican, United Church of Canada, and Presbyterian. She thanked the #ELCIC for engaging in reconciliation of its own desire, because we were not directly involved…