On eagles’ wings
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On eagles’ wings

For several years, QCHS has been developing a special relationship with a First Nation community in the far north of Ontario. The Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) is a community north of Thunder Bay. To the wonder and joy of the QCHS community, this Ojibwe community has entrusted some of its teens to QCHS. Their hope is that at QCHS, these students will gain a quality education and improve their opportunities for success in further education and careers. Recognizing the difficulties youth face in their community, they wish to give them a “fighting chance.”

The First Nations Version of the Bible
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The First Nations Version of the Bible

A new version of the New Testament is underway, written by First Nations people, for First Nations people. Terry Wildman, a pastor at Northport Indian United Methodist Church in Michigan and director of Rain Ministries, initiated and is leading the project. OneBook Canada has partnered with Rain Ministries, and Wycliffe Associates is supporting this project…

Confessions of  a mother bear
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Confessions of a mother bear

Simply being a non-racist is not enough. Non-racists contribute to racism without even meaning to.

We are called, instead, to be anti-racist. That means speaking out whenever and wherever racism is met. When a joke is told, or a comment made, we must ask the speaker to please refrain from making them. We must stop racism and fight against it.

From truth to reconciliation
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From truth to reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spent six years listening to former students, teachers and others, while they researched thousands of documents to verify what happened to several generations of indigenous children. More than 150,000 indigenous kids in total were forcibly taken from their homes to attend residential schools designed to “take the Indian out of the child.”

One Day at the TRC
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One Day at the TRC

Thousands of people, indigenous and non-indigenous alike, thronged to the conference to tell and to hear tragic stories from victims of residential schools and the ensuing intergenerational trauma. Broken accounts of abuse, rape, addiction, suicide and violence punctuated the conference, striking to the core of many of the witnesses as evidenced by tears and wails of pain and sorrow. The resilience and courage of the Indigenous people, however, epitomized the TRC.