In response to the Primate’s call for every parish in Canada to read aloud the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on June 21, 2016—the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer—or on the Sunday closest, the Rev. Canon Greg Smith created a document offering guidelines for a Ceremony of Solidarity. The document outlines the headings of each the … Continued
Resource Category: Truth and Reconciliation
A Message to the Church Concerning the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice
Message to the church from the Primate concerning the Commission, established to address the church’s plan of action to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and promote healing and reconciliation. Individuals appointed to the Commission are listed.
Information on the Anglican Healing Fund, which offers grants to encourage and initiate programs to help educate and heal the damage caused by Indian residential schools. Includes criteria for application to grants and annual grant summaries.
List of Indian and Eskimo residential schools adminstered by the Anglican Church of Canada, with the location and lifespan of each school and its authorized enrolment. Links are provided with information on each school.
History of the role of the Anglican Church of Canada in the Indian residential school system, encompassing the period from 1820 to 1969, when the church directly administered the schools, as well as subsequent developments leading up to 1993 apology by Archbishop Michael Peers, the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the establishment of the Truth … Continued
Description of timeline detailing evolving relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Anglican Church of Canada, as well as information on how to order the timeline and a link to a PDF copy.
Table of contents for A New Agape: The Resource Binder, a document offering stories and ideas to promote healing and reconciliation.
Resources to be used by individuals and congregations seeking to deepen their prayerful support of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools. Includes prayers, a collect, commemoration initiatives, and background educational resources.
Text of the apology of the Anglican Church of Canada for residential schools, as delivered by then-Primate Michael Peers to the National Native Convocation in Minaki, Ont., Friday, Aug. 6, 1993. Includes links to apology in English, French and Indigenous languages, as well as a 2008 video marking the 15th anniversary of the apology.
A series of videos from the Anglican Church of Canada about why truth and reconciliation matter to different figures in the church, including Primate Fred Hiltz, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, and Bishop Barbara Andrews.
Introductory materials and resources for worship reflecting the work of the ACIP-FWM Joint Working Group on Worship 2001-2004, establishing principles for the vision of an Anglican Indigenous Covenant.