A Different Future
A reflection on the church’s history of residential schools.
Principles in the Search for Right Relations (PDF | 2 pages) – Six principles for building right relationships. These principles were identified by the United Church’s Steering Committee on Residential Schools in its report to General Council 38 (Wolfville, NS) in 2003. They were adopted by the General Council Executive in October 2003.
The Calls to the Church
Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, a group of Indigenous leaders (“caretakers”) in the United Church discerned a way forward for the Indigenous United Church. In July 2017 the National Aboriginal Spiritual Gathering in Pinawa, Manitoba affirmed the document, Calls to the Church, and it was approved by the 43rd General Council in 2018 and implemented.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Summary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Statement from Former TRC Commissioners 5 Years After the Release of the TRC Report
- They Came For the Children. A brief educational history on residential schools for the Canadian public, produced by Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 94 Calls to Action
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)
Often cited as foundational to reconciliation UNDRIP is primarily about survival, dignity, and well-being. Although Canada did not initially sign on, we have since done so. Read more at CBC News, “What Does Implementing UNDRIP Actually Mean?”, November 2019.
Communities of Faith Support, Anti-racism and Right Relations Minister
Serves in: Shining Waters Regional Council
Location: Teleworks and works in the Toronto Office
Role: Kim encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and supports indigenous ministries in their relationship with the region and promotes and supports racial justice.
Contact Kim about: Anti-Racism; Conflict Resolution; Covenants; Governance; Intercultural Ministry; Right Relations; Vision and Mission