Known affectionately as “cam-c”, we’re a CRC committee that cares deeply about the relationships between indigenous peoples and non-indigenous Canadians. You may have seen the art tour that we organized (reForming Relationships) or experienced the Blanket Exercise, one of our favourite tools for reconciliation. We provide lay leadership to the CRC on Indigenous issues in Canada.
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee has the specific role of educating and mobilizing CRC members and congregations to live in reconciled relationships as covenant (treaty) people before our Creator with focus on reconciling the relationship between Aboriginal people and non Aboriginal people in Canada.
The Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee works to raise awareness of the shared history and of the present lived reality of Aboriginal people in Canada. In doing so, relationships are built and justice is sought out by advocacy or raising more awareness.
This year, Aboriginal Ministry Sunday is on June 18th. This year's theme is covenant, calling us to remember both the treaties signed by Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians and the 30th anniversary of the New Covenant Declaration.
Living the 8th Fire is a discussion based curriculum of 7 small group sessions. The curriculum as a whole can be used without prior knowledge or used to build upon previous learning. Developed by the Centre for Public Dialogue and the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee, Living the 8th Fire is based on the CBC’s 8th Fire documentary and explores further on the themes of stereotyping and the history of assimilation.
This project is an opportunity to share stories of milestones on the road to reconciliation and celebrate the work of Christ, who is reconciling all things to himself.
Every year, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee prepares a bulletin cover and insert along with worship materials for a Sunday dedicated to the CRC’s Aboriginal Ministry.
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