New Sunday Morning Service Format

Indigenous Reconciliation

A Word From  Pastor Carl

CONTEXT

  • Indigenous is an umbrella term for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
  • Indigenous people in Manitoba make up 18% of the population, the most of any Canadian province.
  • 76% of Manitoba First Nations children experience child poverty in their home community, the highest rate in the country.
  • Manitoba has one of the highest child apprehension rates in the world, with almost 90% of the children being Indigenous.
  • Residential schools for Indigenous children existed in Canada from the 17th century until the late 1990s.
  • It is estimated that at least 150,000 First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children attended residential schools during this period.
  • We are interested in Truth and Reconciliation at FGMB.

LEARN

READ

Books

We will have copies of these books in the church library:

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act - Bob Joseph (3 copies)
  • By Canoe And Dog-Train: Among the Cree and Salteaux Indians - Egerton Young (1882)

Children's Books

  • Shi-Shi Etko and Shin-Chi's Canoe by Nicola A. Campbell 
    • The first is about a young girl who learns valuable lessons before being sent to a residential school. The second features her and her younger brother both going to a residential school where he finds solace in a river and the handmade canoe from his father.
  • The Moccasins by Earl Einarson
    • An Indigenous foster child is given a gift of moccasins by his foster mom.
  • The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstand
    • Tells the story of residential school survivor Phyllis Webstand, the origin of Orange Shirt Day.

Other books relating to this topic:

  • The Inconvenient Indian - Thomas King
  • Call Me Indian - Fred Sasakamoose
  • Indian Givers - Jack Weatherford
  • Pathways of Reconciliation - Paulette Regan
  • Dancing With a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality - Rupert Ross

 

Worship Gathering

Sunday Morning Worship 

  • 10:00 a.m.  All Ages Praise & Worship
  • 10:30 -11:30 KidZone & Supervised Nursery
  • 10:30 - Worship in the Word
  • 11:00 a.m. - Faith Formation Classes/coffee fellowship

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