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Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report: Indigenous Ministries: Healing happens here

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38402
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Volume
139
Issue
5
Page
insert 7
Notes
"When it comes to tracking the process of healing, spreadsheets and metrics aren't all that useful. It takes someone like Esther Wesley, the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation ("AHF") co-ordinator, to sense when healing starts to happen. Wesley's face lights up when she talks about Aboriginal Neighbours, a group of volunteers on Vancouver Island with a practical, authentic approach to bringing together indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. Aboriginal Neighbours is one of 494 projects that have received AHF grants. Founded in 1991, the AHF now uses funds raised by dioceses in order to comply with the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement of 2006. So far, the fund has distributed more than $5 million to projects addressing the legacy of residential schools". "Wesley says AHF's work is fundamentally the same as that of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: to educate people about residential schools and bring people together. It's hard and painful work sometimes, but for her, Aboriginal Neighbours stands as a slow and steady example of how healing can happen. 'We need more of that people-to-people contact', Wesley says. 'It's about recognizing each other, sharing culture and stories and being people of God'."
Eight page insert (1-8) with May 2013 issue of Anglican Journal. Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report. Insert produced by Resources for Mission Dept.
Subjects
Wesley, Esther
Anglican Church of Canada. Aboriginal Healing Fund
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation
Aboriginal Neighbours
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
Settlement Agreement
Healing - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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B.C. natives sing praises of new book

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30407
Author
Davidson, Jane
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 February
Author
Davidson, Jane
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 February
Volume
129
Issue
2
Page
1-2
Notes
The Kwak'wala Hymnal has arrived for the natives of Vancouver Island and is available from the U'mista Cultural Society in Alert Bay.
It will encourage the learning of the traditional language.
Subjects
Hymnbooks - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of British Columbia
Aboriginal Neighbours
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