Indigenous Ministry

Orange Shirt Day - September 30, 2022     

Immanuel held a special program on September 30 for elementary school children.  The children were not in school, but many parents were still be working that day.  Look for more information and pictures about our day soon.

Indigenous Worship

Our next Indigenous worship service will be Sunday, December 18th at 10:00 am.  

Kairos Blanket Exercise - June 19, 2022

The Blanket Exercise was held at 11:30 at Campbell Collegiate High School (102 Massey Road), next door to the north of Immanuel church.  The Kairos Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights that is rarely taught. It was developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as a highly recommended education method regarding Canadian Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation.  The Blanket Exercise covers 500 years of history in a one-and-a-half-hour participatory workshop. It is a very powerful workshop.

Treaties and the Land - March 17, 2022

Immanuel Regina’s second Indigenous Learning and Awareness Event for 2022, Treaties and the Land,  was held on the evening of Thursday, March 17, 2022.  Professor Leta Kingfisher from the First Nations University of Canada was the presenter. Dr. Leta Kingfisher, PhD is a Band member of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan.

The event took place via ZOOM and was recorded.  You can view it at this LINK to our YouTube channel.  Click HERE to view the  first 25 pages of the document that formed the basis for Dr. Kingfisher’s presentation, and HERE for the remainder of the document.

Our first Indigenous Learning and Awareness Event for 2022, with Senator Sol Sanderson, was on the evening of Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  The event took place via ZOOM, and was recorded.  You can view it at this LINK to our YouTube channel.

This information was available prior to the event:  Doctrine of Discovery Learning and Awareness Event.pdf

 We also encourage you to visit “Doctrine of Discovery:  Stolen lands, Strong Hearts.” a film by the Anglican Church of Canada and available at this LINK.  “It is a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide.”