At the seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Anglican Church of Canada offered as its expression of reconciliation a full colour timeline, “Indigenous Peoples and the Anglican Church in Canada.”
This detailed and beautiful resource is now available for everyone in the church to study and enjoy.
The timeline shows in words and pictures the evolving relationship between Indigenous peoples and settlers to Canada. Through more than 500 years of history, the timeline invites you and your parish to learn more about our shared history of colonization and how this impacts ongoing work for truth, healing, and reconciliation.
The idea for this new resource for reconciliation came from Esther Wesley, coordinator for the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation. Wesley saw the timeline as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency of Indigenous people, including the many residential school survivors who went on to love and serve the Anglican Church of Canada.
It is also an opportunity to weave together strands of Indigenous history and the story of our church on these lands. “It’s our history together. People should know that we do have a history together – we’re not walking on a separate path,” says Wesley.
Digital copies (PDF) are available for download and distribution. Please visit the timeline webpage to download.
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