Welcome to the CWD dedicated page for indigenous resources made available to all ministries across the district.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission ran from 2008 to 2015 and provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the residential schools policy with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences. The final report was released detailing 94 Calls to Action.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a direct response to Call to Action 80, which called for a federal statutory day of commemoration.
Click on the picture on the left to access the official 94 calls to action document.
Here you will find very useful and informative resources to provide training, and create awareness within your church.
Click on a topic below to expand each section, and then click on each item to download a pdf file with the desired information. Make sure you check this content regularly, as we will continue to upload new information on a weekly/monthly basis.
- In The Loop November Edition (This file will be uploaded on the first week of November)
This sermon series has been prepared by Pastor Doug Herbert of Woodland Drive Community Church of the Nazarene. Click on the items below to download a pdf file for each sermon.
Mark Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose University in Calgary, AB.
- 1. Getting to Truth, Reconciliation - Mark 3:20-35
- 2. Loving Our Indigenous Neighbours - Genesis 1-3
- 3. Detecting Our Own Errors - Luke 4:14-21 Psalm 19
- 4. Mercy Begins With me - Luke 4:21-30
We would like to acknowledge that the Nazarene churches of the Canada West District are located on the traditional territories of many of Canada’s First Peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation.
These territories include the land of Treaties 1 and 2 in Manitoba; Treaties 4 and 6 in Saskatchewan; and Treaties 6 and 7 in Alberta.
We recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples connected to these lands. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather on this territory and work in these communities, and we commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation with First Nations people.
Click HERE for a full statement from CWD.