Indigenous Concerns and Relations
In the Atlantic Regions of the United Church of Canada we have primarily connected with Indigenous neighbours around rights, recognition, and protection of land and waters. First guided by the call within our creed “…to live with respect in Creation”, we are also seeking to have a better understanding of what it means to be “treaty people”. The relationship with the peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy (Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomukhati, Penobscot, Abenaki) and settlers to this area was established through the Peace and Friendship Treaties.
We are conscious of the long and painful history of relations between the Christian church, colonial settlement practices, and the harm caused to these lands and peoples. May we always seek to live with respect on the land, and in peace and friendship with all its peoples.
For more information about work in this area contact:
Minister for Justice, Mission, and Outreach for
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council
Regional Council 15
First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council
1-800-268-3781 ext. 6157