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Resetting the Relationship: A Canadian Baptist Apology to our Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Today, I come humbly to this place, on behalf of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Before we seek to Reset the Relationship, as this conference is named, and before I speak on behalf of our churches, allow me to apologize before God and to you, our Indigenous brothers and sisters, both personally and collectively. I am mindful that I cannot apologize for others’ acts without admitting my own shortcomings. As a community of God’s people, we admit that too often we have not been or done what we could or should have to live and act justly. To you, our neighbours, our sisters and brothers who have been hurt, directly or indirectly by our actions and inaction, we ask your forgiveness.

Canadian Baptists have heard the pain and hurt inflicted upon our country’s Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the deep wounds that persist as a consequence of our shared history. As a Church body, our early roots were in a white, Colonial past, from both Europe and America. Attitudes and acts of arrogance, entitlement and greed compelled many who settled here in Canada to assume ownership of lands that were not theirs to take, to occupy territories that were unceded and to formulate and sign treaties which were tilted in their own favour. The trust and goodwill of our Indigenous peoples were further abused when we failed to honour the treaties.

Many of our own church roots emerged from the Anabaptist tradition in Europe. Our forefathers suffered forms of persecution and exclusion in Europe, yet we acted in a similar manner here. We went from being excluded to being the excluders, from the oppressed to the oppressors. We failed to learn from our past and fully embrace the “other” when we arrived here, despite the hospitality that was extended to us.

Although Canadian Baptists were not directly involved in the Residential School system, we failed our Indigenous brothers and sisters by not speaking out against it, when your language, culture, religion and values were being assaulted and harm was being inflicted on your children. We sinned when we were not the voice of the oppressed. We looked the other way when wrong was being done. And when some Baptists, like Silas Rand who lived and worked among the Mi’kmaq from 1843 – 1889, challenged the colonial status quo, our churches silenced them.

We put up walls when we should have opened doors. These practices have created a context wherein Indigenous peoples in this land today experience disproportionate poverty and oppression, the result of which are negative stereotypes, high rates of mental and emotional illness, suicide, violence against women, substance abuse and intergenerational pain. When we should have challenged our churches, institutions and governments to respond to systemic injustices, such as the lack of access to clean water and educational opportunities, we were silent.

We have heard the pain and sadness of the children and grandchildren of those who were affected by the actions and attitudes of the past. In a spirit of humility and weakness, we acknowledge the hurt we have done – when we acted greedily out of self-interest and when we failed to act vocally on behalf of our neighbours, our hosts – our brothers and sisters. For this we are truly sorry.

We are grateful to those who served and led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and affirm the excellent Calls to Action. We renounce the Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius by which European Christians took that which wasn’t theirs, sadly in the name of God and the Church. It is untenable, unacceptable and wrong for them to have done so, and we acknowledge our ongoing complicity through our failure to call out and stand against these systemic acts of injustice. We acknowledge that we have benefited from them and ask your forgiveness.

But, today we commit ourselves to journeying on a new path. We want to venture alongside you so that we can learn from you. For many Canadian Baptists, this journey with Indigenous peoples is new. Some are just starting out. For those who are new and weak to the journey, please help us. Others have been on the journey with you for a very long time. Thank you for allowing us to walk with you.

Along this pathway, we will call upon our churches to renounce all forms of injustice and discrimination. We shall embolden our churches, schools and institutions to embrace the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous peoples. We will encourage our churches to participate in opportunities for education and the resetting of our relationship.

Practically speaking, Canadian Baptist Ministries commits itself to working with local bands to identify and assist Indigenous women and girls at-risk and cooperating with local churches to participate in the healing of broken communities. We recognize that the path ahead will not be easy. Unjust systems are always difficult to dismantle, but we commit ourselves to doing all we can.

We are a people of the Good News – the Gospel – which promises us new life in Jesus’ name. In the spirit of mutuality and partnership, we will encourage our churches to acts of repentance, learning and service. By God’s grace, together we will seek to do what God desires from us: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

 

Terry Smith, Executive Director
Canadian Baptist Ministries

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

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CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Resetting the Relationship: A Canadian Baptist Apology to our Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Today, I come humbly to this place, on behalf of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Before we seek to Reset the Relationship, as this conference is named, and before I speak on behalf of our churches, allow me to apologize before God and to you, our Indigenous brothers and sisters, both personally and collectively. I am mindful that I cannot apologize for others’ acts without admitting my own shortcomings. As a community of God’s people, we admit that too often we have not been or done what we could or should have to live and act justly. To you, our neighbours, our sisters and brothers who have been hurt, directly or indirectly by our actions and inaction, we ask your forgiveness.

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Resetting the Relationship: A Canadian Baptist Apology to our Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Today, I come humbly to this place, on behalf of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Before we seek to Reset the Relationship, as this conference is named, and before I speak on behalf of our churches, allow me to apologize before God and to you, our Indigenous brothers and sisters, both personally and collectively. I am mindful that I cannot apologize for others’ acts without admitting my own shortcomings. As a community of God’s people, we admit that too often we have not been or done what we could or should have to live and act justly. To you, our neighbours, our sisters and brothers who have been hurt, directly or indirectly by our actions and inaction, we ask your forgiveness.

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Resetting the Relationship: A Canadian Baptist Apology to our Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Today, I come humbly to this place, on behalf of Canadian Baptist Ministries. Before we seek to Reset the Relationship, as this conference is named, and before I speak on behalf of our churches, allow me to apologize before God and to you, our Indigenous brothers and sisters, both personally and collectively. I am mindful that I cannot apologize for others’ acts without admitting my own shortcomings. As a community of God’s people, we admit that too often we have not been or done what we could or should have to live and act justly. To you, our neighbours, our sisters and brothers who have been hurt, directly or indirectly by our actions and inaction, we ask your forgiveness.

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

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CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

More educational resources are on the way! Be sure to sign up below for updates.

Sign Up for Email Updates
Educate

CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

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