From March 27 to 30, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will come together in Edmonton, Alberta for the seventh and final national Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. A delegation from General Synod, as well as bishops, clergy, and parishioners from the dioceses of Edmonton, Athabasca and Calgary will be present for the lighting of the Sacred Fire and opening procession, statement giving by residential school survivors, an interfaith panel on reconciliation, educational and cultural activities, and a public Anglican expression of reconciliation. Journey with Erin Green, Journalist / Corporate Communicator, as she participates in this event and reflects theologically on the end of the TRC era.
At various times between 1820 and 1969, the Anglican Church of Canada administered about three dozen Indian and Eskimo residential schools and hostels. To find out more about this legacy, please visit http://www.anglican.ca/relationships/trc. To find out more about the history and mandate of the TRC, please visit http://www.trc.ca.