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May life not simply go on

I wanted to yell out of my window, “Don’t you know what has happened here this week?” “Don’t you know you are naively walking on the very same spot of the road where a Women’s Warrior Dance erupted a mere 72 hours ago?” “Don’t you know that Indigenous peoples of this country and those who are standing beside them are here this week declaring the hope for a world that will change?” Continue reading

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May 31: how beautiful are the feet…

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Continue reading

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Sacred Fire: Opening Ceremonies TRC Ottawa

The Rev. Riscylla Walsh Shaw considers Sacred Fire as she moves into the TRC’s closing events in Ottawa. She offers this poem: Continue reading

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May 30: “Grandson, they are starting to see us.”

Last night’s speakers invited us to envision a new relationship. I can only fall on my knees and be grateful that the door to reconciliation is still open and that if all who live on this land can see that it is open, may enter it with willing and grateful hearts Continue reading

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TRC Closing Events: this book cannot be rushed

During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Closing events, May 31-June 3, 2015, The Rev. Riscylla Shaw and Ms. Henriette Thomson, The Anglican Church of Canada’s Director, Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice will be blogging about their shared experience. Continue reading

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Grace

The chance to hear residential school survivor Inez Dieter’s story at the TRC was a gift. What happened when our conversation ended will forever shape how I think about and experience grace. Continue reading

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Drawing the Circle Wide

Intergenerational residential school survivors remind us of the broader social forces at play. What was done to one, was done to families. What wounded one, wounded whole communities. To this end, prayerful repentance and justice-based reconciliation must cast a similarly wide net. Continue reading

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Reconciliation is a Verb

Reconciliation is not a static goal to be achieved. Instead, it is a verb. It is something we do, something that will grow as we grow, something that will take shape according to the people and communities that participate in it. Continue reading

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission event: Edmonton

From March 27 to 20, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will come together in Edmonton, Alberta for the seventh and final national Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. Continue reading

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