Indigenous People and the Residential Schools

A series of books written by Canadian authors about Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential School will form the heart of this Knox Book Study. The recent months’ discoveries of graveyards in the former residential schools have reminded us of our call to action as the church in the work of healing and reconciliation seriously. But, before we act, we need to know the stories and learn and educate ourselves properly on what we are called to act. By the end of our readings, by summer 2022, we hope to have a clearer sense of how we are called to act as a local congregation in the work of reconciliation.

Local Church Participation in the Reconciliation Process
  • Book 4 of 4 in the Book Study
  • Starting April 21, 2022, Thursdays, at 9:30 am we will work with this book to bring focus to the work of reconciliation
  • Reading Schedule: 10 sessions ending on June 10, 2022
  • Completed:
  • Richard Wagamese: Indian Horse (fiction based on residential school experience and the game of hockey).
  • Thomas King: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (non-fiction). November 11 to January 20 (10 sessions)
  • A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (non-fiction).