National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is celebrated in the Anglican Church of Canada with the National Indigenous Day of Prayer. Throughout the month of June, we invite you or a group in your parish or neighbourhood, to consider more deeply Indigenous Justice and the Church.
One significant way to do this is by reflecting — by yourself or together in a group — on the best-selling book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, by Bob Joseph. To help you more efficiently do this, members of "Our Common Ground" offer 21 reflections on each of the difficult injustices raised by the book and questions about how we can live together more justly on this land together. A link to a PDF of this document is below.
Our committee also offers these links, which we hope will be useful if you want to learn more or be more involved in a journey to understand how Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada can live together well:
Also note that we've created an image for you to potentially use for social media purposes. You can download it below.