Right relations, truth-telling, and reconciliation
As Prairie to Pine Regional Council continues to live into a major restructuring, we are still working on how we will honour our commitments and responsibilities as Treaty People living on Indigenous and treaty lands in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.
Local work towards truth telling and right relationship continues, and includes:
Blanket Exercises; showing up for and supporting solidarity actions and advocacy with government when asked; support for restorative justice; video and book groups to spark further learning and education in our communities of faith; listening and learning circles with Indigenous leadership; work on naming, understanding, and challenging racism and White privilege.
The Regional work and its relationships are still in discernment. It will be rooted in the good work of the former presbyteries of Manitoba-NW Ontario Conference, in conversations with the Indigenous church and other Indigenous partners, and non-Indigenous people who want to be on the journey to right relationship and justice. Below you’ll find further information on some of the commitments and resources that will continue to guide and shape our journey.
The Apology of the United Church of Canada to Indigenous Peoples
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action (these guide much of our work)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (this also guides much of our work)
Indigenous Ministries, United Church of Canada
KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Indigenous justice and right relations news
Community statement on the Freedom Convoy and MMIWG2S+
The continued Freedom Convoy/ anti COVID measures and anti vaccination broad movement known as the Freedom Convoy is planning on returning to Winnipeg February 17-20 2023, despite media reports to...
Action invitation: calling for a search for Indigenous murder victims
The Executive of Prairie to Pine Regional Council has written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police Danny Smyth to express very strong concern about the decision that there would be no effort made to...
Call to Winnipeg Police Service for a landfill search
PDF version of this letter. Link to action invitation for Prairie to Pine members. Link to General Council letter. To: Winnipeg Chief of Police Danny Smyth, cc to: Coun. Markus Chambers, Chair,...
Update: Brandon Residential School and unmarked burials
Continuing journey with Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and the United Church, which ran the Brandon Indian Residential School: by Rev Craig Miller PDF copy of this update. In June 2022, Sioux Valley...
Unique Event for BIPOC Youth – a Great Success!
Sharing Across Cultures: food, fun, and faith on Saturday, Sept 24th was attended by about 35 people including many resource people who shared about their cultures. ...
Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022
Honouring Orange Shirt Day/ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Friday September 30, 2022 “When you wear an orange shirt it’s like a little bit of justice for us Survivors in our lifetime,...