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.
On the section below you can click to expand each category to access different resources that will help your church prepare for Truth & Reconciliation day, and Indigenous related material your church may want to be part of.
Please check the section below regularly, as new resources will be added on a weekly/monthly basis
- Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowell
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act by Bob Joseph
- Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples by Bob Joseph
- 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
- A Quality Of Light by Richard Wagamese
- Unsettling the Settler Within by Paulette Regan
- Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization edited by Steve Heinrichs
- Native: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin B. Curtice
- Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Creation, Land Justice and Life Together edited by Steve Heinrichs
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.