Around National Indigenous Peoples Day we join with the rest of Canada in recognizing and celebrating the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Acknowledging the territory where we gather and the people who called it home for thousands of years is one way Calvary can be active in reconciliation. Please take a few minutes to read Calvary’s Land Acknowledgement below and reach out to the Interim Leadership Team if you have any questions.
As we gather together for worship, we acknowledge “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, as is the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24).
We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional land and travelling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux.
We recognize that the people who were here well before many of our ancestors are also made in the image of the Living God worthy of dignity and respect with whom we can share the bountiful news of Jesus and the bounty of this land.
We also recognize the past role the Church has had in the painful legacy of colonization in which it was complicit – and therefore we are mindful to be humble and repentant, open to correction and teaching in our spiritual journey.
Since we are people who have entered into the benefits of this treaty and this land, we are dedicated to truth and reconciliation, and to renew our commitment to be ambassadors of reconciliation to the glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.