Next Steps Blog

Moving Forward

During the Lenten season of 2017, a group of people participated in an adult education series to read, listen, and learn about the beliefs that have enabled unhealthy and destructive relationships between Indigenous peoples in Canada and settlers. This blog was created to help carry the conversation forward in our own lives and in our wider church family. Click on the title of any post below to make comments, ask questions, or request more information. Have something you’d like to post? Send it to lee@cedarparkchurch.org

Jodi Spargur Speaking at CPC 6-18-17

Jodi Spargur of Healing at the Wounding Place will be speaking on Indigenous / non-indigenous relations at Cedar Park at our Sunday morning service on June 18th. Jodi is a gifted communicator, pastor, and activist who is doing excellent work to foster just and whole...

TFN National Aboriginal Day Celebration 6-21-17

TFN’s National Aboriginal Day Celebration This is a time of food, entertainment, and celebration. It would be great if a small group of people from CPC attended this celebration. It’s a nice opportunity to visit the TFN lands and to get to know our neighbours. Please...

Blanket Exercise 6-20-17

Join us for a walk through history The Blanket Exercise is an interactive educational experience for all ages to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. All are welcome to attend. Tuesday, June 20th...

Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation 6/2-4/17

The 35Km walk will take place over three days – June 2nd-4th, 2017. The walk will start at Fort Langley National Historic Site – a historic bastion of colonialism in the region – and end at the site of the closest Indian Residential School – St. Mary’s in Mission, BC....

Walk 4 the Salish Sea

From May 25th-28th, a group will march from Songhees territory in Victoria to the Kinder Morgan terminal on Tsleil-Waututh territory in Burnaby to show our support for and solidarity with the 22 municipalities, 59 First Nations and hundreds of thousands of British...

Active Witnessing Training Opportunity

Feel afraid, helpless or uncertain when you see hurtful, violent or discriminatory behaviour in your community? Through the Active Witnessing model, gain the skills to respond effectively in the practical and meaningful workshop that will empower you to take action!”...

Action Committee

It would be helpful to form an action committee who could help discern, prioritize, and facilitate follow-up initiatives. Please email me if you would like to be a part of the committee who would meet 2-3 times between now and the end of June. This group would set...