Indigenous Justice Worship Resources
In Canada, the relationship between Indigenous peoples and other Canadians is deeply broken, but Christ the Reconciler calls us to seek healing, peace, and restoration of this relationship.
These resources invite us into this restoration through communal worship, worship, and discussion with the children in our midst, as well as personal and group devotion and study.
This month of prayer guide is created by our partners at the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee and accompanied by the paintings of Cree artist Ovide Bighetty.
Every year, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee publishes worship materials for Aboriginal Sunday. This is the prayer from those resources for 2016.
For more resources and information on incorporating a heart for reconciliation with aboriginal peoples into your worship services or personal devotions check out the resources on CAMC’s page.
Our theological sister church, the Presbyterian Church of Canada, has some really valuable and interesting resources for liturgical use.
Every year, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee publishes worship materials for Aboriginal Sunday. This is the litany from those resources for 2016.
Kid's Stuff: At Home
An interesting article written by a mother keen to help her son truly understand the stories of pilgrims and Native peoples, especially around Thanksgiving. Though not Canadian, it does contain great advice!
Kids can be advocates too! Shannen Koostachin advocated for safe and comfortable schools on her home reserve of Attawapiskat and made a difference. There are many resources on this page to help other kids and youth learn about Shannen’s impact and how they too can advocate for fair education for First Nations kids.
Kid's Stuff: At Church
This list, divided by age group, helps parents, teachers, and caregivers to open a conversation about reconciliation using language and stories that kids can understand.
This VBS curriculum from My People International helps teachers to tell the stories of the Aboriginal people as a bridge to the Bible stories and teaching.
Seven days of Scriptural study and prayer that emerges from the question, “What is reconciliation when we, the Church, are at fault?” It is inspired by the long and painful legacy of residential schools in Canada and the fact that even today, young Indigenous children are forced to dream of equality in education.
A resource from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples that can be used for personal devotions or group study. This is a pastoral adaptation of the Book of Common Prayer which, while not dealing explicitly with issues of Indigenous justice, is instead a resource developed and used by Indigenous peoples within the Anglican Church and is designed to bring people together in relationship through worship.