"A children's resource for vacation church school, church and midweek groups".
"'The Dancing Sun' is a joint publication of First Nations Ecumenical Liturgical Resources, History and Publications Board and The Division of Mission Canada -- 'Seeds & Sowers'". -- inside front cover.
"In early spring ... an ecumenical group gathered to develop culturally appropriate materials for use in reserve and inner city communities. Participants included: Esaias Beardy, Community Development Worker from Garden Hill, Manitoba; Phyllis Keeper, an Anglican priest serving in inner city Winnipeg; Melody McKeller, student/leader at the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Centre, serving a United Church in Saskatchewan; Betty Lou Skogen, student/leader at the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Centre, leader in pastoral care with children, as well as a leader in abuse counselling; Patrick Lee, Anglican priest and administrator recently returned from Uganda; Annette Loutit, artist and student/leader at the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Centre. Jean Olthuis, Editor of 'Seeds and Sowers' assisted planning and development". -- Editorial.
"Thos resource responds to an urgent need for materials; but more, it carries forward a cision of working in community to affirm integrations of biblical story and Aboriginal culture. .... The stories offer an holistic approach to life, an understanding of the rhythms of seasons, cycles of life and our relationship to the Creator and all 'creatures'." -- Editorial.
Contents: Editorial / Joyce Carlson, Editor -- Guidelines in the use of material -- How to use this resource -- Resources -- Session One [The creation belongs to the Creator. The Creator loves the creation. Everyone and everyhting in creation has value.] -- Session Two [We need to respect and live in harmony with self, others, the Creator and the whole creation.]: -- Session Three [The Creator is active and present in our lives. The Creator keeps coming into our lives through the creation and the love and care of other people.] -- Session Four [We are all valued and we belong to the Creator and to one another.] -- Session Five [We are all messengers of God, called to bring love and fairness into the lives of others. We also have a right to be treated with love and fairness.]
Last page of text (p. 21) printed on inside back cover.
"First Nations Ecumenical Liturgical Resources, History and Publications Board (Alf Dumont, Laverne Jacobs and Stan McKay) gratefully acknowledges funding support for development work from: Fellowship of the Maple Leaf (Anglican Church); Diocese of Rupert's Land (Anglican Church of Canada); and St. Stephen's Broadway Foundation (United Church of Canada)". -- back cover.
"930442". -- back cover.
Volumes 9-12 in the series have title: Children of The Dancing Sun.
"Our experiences have been in a global context, with indigenous peoples all over the world. While this report focuses on a particular area in central Canada, it could be applied to many regions in the western hemisphere and would probably find resonance among Aboriginals in the whole earth. While our statements about the history of mission and the imposition of culture may sound negative to the reader, our experience is that hopeful change is taking place." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Stan McKay [and] Janet Silman -- Introductory reflections -- Aboriginal traditions, the fur trade and mission -- The era of Indian residential schools -- The transition years: personal accounts -- Aboriginal self-government in the church -- Gospel and culture from an Aboriginal perspective.
Authors "are ministers of the United Church of Canada and on staff at the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Resource Centre, and Aboriginal learning centre for ministry in Manitoba. Stan McKay is former moderator of the United Church and Janet Silman is a columnist for 'The United Church Observer'." -- back cover.
"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
"[E]ditors John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam."
28 essays on a variety of subjects by 32 contributors.
Contents: Reconciliation / Rebecca Tababodong -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls -- Rooted in Creation / Stan McKay -- Reclaiming Stolen Land / Olive P. Dickason -- Treaty-Making with the Crown / Sharon Venne -- Land Claims : Stuck in Never-never land / Lorraine Land and Roger Townshend -- Self-Government in the New Millennium / Michael Aesch -- Liberating Canada from the Settler Mythology / Andrew Chapeskie -- Recognizing Traditional Environmental Knowledge / Joanne Barnaby -- Rebuilding Community after Residential Schools / Maggie Hodgson -- Honouring Alternatives in the Criminal Justice System / Irene Fraser -- Restoring Women's Values / Bernice Hammersmith -- Gathering Dust or Gathering Strength : What Should Canada Do with the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? / Lorraine Land -- Kicking Out the Indian Agent / Burton Jacobs -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Nitiassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- The Lubicon Cree : Still No Settlement After All These Years / Bernard Ominayak and Ed Bianchi -- The Fall of Dimlahamid : The Gitxsan Wet'su'weten and the Fallout of the Delgamuukw Decision / Terry Glavin -- Nisga'a Patience : Negotiating Our Way into Canada / Rod Robinson -- From Non-Citizen to Nunavut / John Amagoalik -- Not in My Time : Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Friends of the Lubicon : How a Small Group of People Can Change the World / Kevin Thomas -- Gunboat Diplomacy in Canada / William Payne -- Romancing the "Other" in Aboriginal Support Work / Jennifer Baron -- Outrages Too Many : Teaching Aboriginal Studies / Ann Pohl -- Once More with Honesty : Christian-Aboriginal Solidarity / Murray MacAdam -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- The Healing Journey : the Bridge between Cultures / Shirley Harding -- Note on the Editors -- Note on the Public Justice Resource Centre and Citizens for Public Justice.
Contents: Preface / Diane Engelstand -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls, John Olthuis and Diane Engelstad -- Calling Creation into our Family / Stan McKay -- The Land is the Boss : How Stewardship can Bring Us Together / Gary Potts -- Culture and Sovereignty / Joanne Barnaby -- Political Self-sufficiency / Michael Asch -- Aboriginal Women and Self-government / Bernice Hammersmith -- Specific Claims Policy : Too Little Too Late / Roger Townshend -- Comprehensive Claims : One Step Forward, Two Steps Back / Murray Angus -- Resorting to Court : Can the Judiciary Deliver Justice for First Nations ? / Patrick Macklem -- Self-Determination and the Criminal Justice System / Len Sawatsky -- Rebuilding Community after the Residential School Experience / Maggie Hodgson -- The Indian Agent System and Our Move to Self-Government / Burton Jacobs -- Nitassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- Nitassinan : Nation to Nation / Peter Penashue -- Regaining Control at Fort Good Hope / Fort Good Hope Community Council -- Ingenika Point : No More Riverboats / Waldemar Braul -- -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Kanesatake : The Summer of 1990 / Ellen Gabriel -- Fighting Back / Loran Thompson -- Walpole Island : Sustainable Development / Dean Jacobs -- Walpole Island in 2005 : A View from the Future / Nin.da.waab.jig, Walpole Island Heritage Centre -- Growing Together from the Earth / Gary Potts -- Thoughts and Reflections / Ethel Fuhr -- Stewardship and Solidarity / John Olthuis -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- Bibles and Blockades / Lorraine Land -- Oka : 1990 and Beyond / Lois Cape -- Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Afterword : The Path Ahead / Tim Schouls.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (p. 241-248).
Twenty-one chapter/essays by various authors including Stan McKay (United Church of Canada), Steve Charleston (Episcopal Church) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).
"This anthology of recent essays by native writers in the United States and Canada documents the emergence of a significant new collective voice on the North American religious landscape. It brings together in one volume articles originally published in a variety of sources (many of them obscure or out-of-print) including religious magazines, scholarly journals, native periodicals, and topical anthologies, along with one unpublished manuscript. These essays represent a new form of literary expression among contemporary native people, and they bring a fresh perspective to the global liberation theology movement." -- Intro., p. .
Contents divided into four mains sections: Spirituality and history -- Liberation and Culture -- Tradition and Community -- Transformation and Survival.
Contents: Preface dated February 1995 / James Treat -- Introduction: Native Christian Narrative Discourse / James Treat -- Indian Spirituality : Another Vision / James L. West -- Who Can Sit at the Lord's Table ?: The Experience of Indigenous Peoples / Rosemary McCombs Maxey -- An Aboriginal Christian Perspective on the Integrity of Creation / Stan McKay -- Rivers of Life : Native Spirituality for Native Churches / Paul Schultz and George Tinker -- The Old Testament of Native America / Steve Charleston -- Reclaiming Our Histories / William Baldridge -- Canaanites, Cowboys and Indians : Deliverance, Conquest, and Liberation Theology Today / Robert Allen Warrior with responses from / William Baldridge and Jace Weaver -- Vision and Community : A Native American Voice / Vine Deloria, Jr. -- Spirituality, Native American Personhood, Sovereignty, and Solidarity / George Tinker -- Native Americans and Evangelization / Marie Therese Archambault -- Remember the Sabbath Day / Kim Mammedaty -- The Challenge of the Future : Creating a Place Called Home / Alberta Pualani Hopkins -- Program Development and Native American Catechesis / Kateri Mitchell -- The Sacred Circle : Native American Liturgy / John S. Hascall -- The Meeting of the Two Ways / Adrian Jacobs -- The Native American Church of Jesus Christ / Emerson Spider, Sr. -- The Story and Faith Journey of a Native Catechist / Juanita Little -- Returning / Karol Parker -- Plucked from the Ashes / Clem Bear Chief -- Two Paths / Tweedy Sombrero -- The Native Church : A Search for an Authentic Spirituality / Laverne Jacobs -- Bibliography.
Canadian contributors include Stan McKay (United Church of Canada), Clem Bear Chief (Mormon) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).
Anglican/Episcopal contributors: Steve Charleston (Episcopal Church), Alberta Pualani Hopkins (Episcopal Church) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).