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Striving to learn, engage and make connections with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

As part of the United Church’s commitment to building just and respectful relationships with Canada’s First Peoples, Southminster United wants to share on this page information about ways we can connect with our Aboriginal neighbours and learn more about their experiences of life in Canada today and in the past. 

United Church of Canada - Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice

The United Church of Canada continues its thirty-year journey with Indigenous peoples towards mutuality, respect and equity. Under many of the topics on this page you will find videos describing the United Church’s past relations with our Indigenous neighbours and the commitment to work towards reconciliation.

United Church of Canada Remit 1: Establishing an Autonomous National Indigenous Organization

Information on this remit can be found at

Southminster's Banner for Right Relationship

Southminster's Banner for Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples, displayed in our chancel and pictured here, was created in recognition of the United Church of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and right relations. For more information about the meaning behind the banner and its design please refer to this document.

Helpful Links with Opportunities for Learning and Connecting

Volunteer opportunities at Shawenjeagamik house drop-in centre for at-risk, street involved, homeless population (510 Rideau St). Contact: Joyce Hardman at

  • Ecumenical list serve on local activity

To join contact: Manuela at

  • KAIROS Canada – faithful action for justice 

KAIROS Canada, with offices in Ottawa, provides ongoing information and support in the area of Indigenous rights in Canada and abroad. On their website is both background and current information about initiatives relevant to the pursuit of right relations with the  First Peoples of Canada.

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

After six years of study and hearings the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented its complete six-volume report on December 15, 2015. The full report and more can be found at

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