Coming up on May 5th is Red Dress Day, also know as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit People (MMIWG2S) It's an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about the crisis MMIWG2S and how to begin engaging with the process of reconciliation.
In recognition of this day we invite individuals and churches to check out Walk With Us our MMIWS2S resource.
It features a 3-part video series designed expecially for church small group viewing and discussion, as well as an extensive bibliography featuring recommendations for books, film, music, podcasts, and other recources that will help you and your community learn more about MMIWG2S.
A Word From Pastor Carl
- 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.
Please come and check out our Library. We have many books pertaining to Indigenous Reconciliation. As well many children's books.
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