St. Matt's Indigenous People's Solidarity Group
Responding to the call to listen and learn about the lives and stories of indigenous people in Canada and around the world, we are a group of members of St. Matt's and from the surrounding community who are committed to this cause.
2021 Book Study on "Jonny Appleseed" by Joshua Whitehead
June 20, 2021: Summer Solstice ceremony
Lenten 2019 Book Study on "Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization"
Tanya Talaga Book Discussion on All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward, January 19, 2019
KAIROS Blanket Exercise, October 28, 2018
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) covers more than 500 years in a 90-minute experiential workshop that aims to foster understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Participants are guided through the experience of walking together through our history by trained facilitators. The Exercise concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a `talking circle’, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights and deepen their understanding. KAIROS is a Canadian ecumenical organization supported by 10 churches and religious organizations working together, locally and globally for ecological justice and human rights.