Starting the Journey

Jodi Spargur is available to preach on the following topics or to facilitate workshops suited to your communities needs and resources. Articles and Videos are for your use in the work of educating yourself and your community on the issues related to Settler/indigenous relations in Canada. We look forward to connecting to help you take next steps in the journey!

Workshops on the following topics:

  1. Listening Circles

  2. Settler-First Nations Relations 101

  3. Where to from here?  From truth-telling to reconciliation

  4. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People as a framework for right relationship

Sermon Topics:

  • Reconciliation:  Learning to Sing a New Song - Revelation 21
  • What does Justice Require? - Micah 6:8

 


Articles



Videos


 

 

2015 Sacred Circle:
Bishop Mark MacDonald on the Doctrine of Discovery

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald talks to Sacred Circle on the Doctrine of Discovery. This talk introduced an afternoon plenary session from the Primate's Commission on the Doctrine of Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice.

 

 

Indigenous Reflections on Christianity

What are the ecological implications of Christianity? There's a story that has has played out all over the world. First come the missionaries doing good. Indigenous communities split apart and connections to land, ancestors and spirits of place weaken-not everywhere, but almost everywhere.

 

 

A Treaty Future for All of Us
Niigaan Sinclair at Grace Mennonite Church, Steinbach, Manitoba

 

 

Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery

Doctrine of Discovery-in the name of Christ. European descendants benefit from a violent history of land grabbing and genocide that was justified by patriotism and religion. This same theology formed an international legal structure that continues to dispossess Indigenous Peoples of their land.