These stories of resilience, innovation and persistence offer hope for the future.  

Crisis Intervention Supports

CRISIS INTERVENTION SUPPORTS   Klinic Community Health Klinic Crisis Line (24/7) 870 Portage Avenue Phone: (204) 786-8686 Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0P1 Toll free: 1-888-322-3019 Phone: (204) 784-4090 TTY: (204) 784 4097 Manitoba Suicide Line "Reason to Live" 1-877-435-7170 (1-877-HELP170) Crisis and Emergency Services - University of Manitoba  If you are on campus and require immediate assistance, you may access the SCC (474 University Centre) during our drop-in times. Most urgent cases are seen during our drop-in times on a priority basis. Regular Session - September - April Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am – 11:00 am 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Wednesdays 1:30 pm…

Reserve 107 – The Film

RESERVE 107 - The Film "This Video is a valuable resource that gives me great hope as I hold it up beside the recent statements of the Federal Minister of Indigenous Affairs. We are living in days of great potential for moving into the spirit and intent of Treaties. The Young Chippewayan Band and the peoples of Laird, Saskatchewan have modeled a trail of respect for us as we journey to renewed convenants." - Stan McKay, Fisher River Cree Nation, Manitoba reserve107thefilm.com

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Indigenous Rights And Relationships Liberated by God’s Grace, the ELCIC encourages all members and congregations to reflect upon our own national and church history, to seek greater understanding of the issues facing Indigenous peoples, and to walk with Indigenous peoples in their ongoing efforts to exercise their inherent sovereignty and fundamental human rights. Canada is currently living in a historic moment for seeking truth and reconciliation. For the last 6 years, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been listening to the stories and gathering the statements of survivors of the Indian Residential Schools and anyone else who feels they have…

Rewrite: The Protests at Standing Rock

Rewite: The Protests at Standing Rock Context of Reconciliation between Indigenous and Settlers Transcript Lawrence O'Donnell: Dakota means friend...friendly. The people who gave that name to the Dakotas have, sadly, never been treated as friends. The people whose language was used to name the Dakotas and Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other states, the Native American tribes, the people who were here before us… long before us, have never been treated as friends. They have been treated as enemies..more harshly than any other enemy. In any of this countrys’ wars. After all of our major wars we signed peace…

The Seventh Fire

“The Seventh Fire” From the Anglican Church of Canada, [1995], this 28-minute documentary explores a First Nations prophecy that the time of the Seventh Fire will be when the reborn First Nations will offer spiritual recovery to North Americans of European ancestry. Narrated by the late elder Vi Smith, The Seventh Fire chronicles the relationship of Indigenous Peoples and the European settlers, with many interviews from residential school survivors. The Seventh Fire from Anglican Church of Canada on Vimeo.

Documentary: The Pass System

DOCUMENTARY The Pass System A documentary film directed by Alex Williams, explores this dark chapter still shrouded in secrecy but in effect from 1885 until 1941, although never approved by Parliament. The “pass” was required for First nations people to leave the reserve, whether to go fishing or hunting or visit their children at residential schools. Watch for a showing of this powerful film, and read about it online. Official Video Trailer of The Pass System.

Churches’ Response to Call to Action 48 of the TRC

United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its 94 Calls to Action, one Call had a specific deadline. Call to Action 48 set the particular date of March 31, 2016 for church, faith and inter-faith groups to issue a statement as to their implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: We call upon the church parties to the Settlement Agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who have not already done so, to formally adopt and comply with the principles, norms,…

Reconciliation: The Role of Education

Senator Murray Sinclair Canadian Senator Formerly Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba and recent Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a result of the largest class action lawsuit in the history of Canada. It is an entity created by the court-approved Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement reached in 2007. The Settlement Agreement involves several Parties including the Government of Canada; Catholic and Protestant Churches; and the Survivors themselves. The TRC is not a government commission. It reports to the parties and is subject to the supervision…