The Chinook Winds Region Indigenous Ministries helps United Churches in central and southern Alberta live into their truth and reconciliation work. Led by Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister, congregants in the region are invited to participate in activities throughout the year. Events such as worship services, ceremonies, film screenings, and workshops teach us the true history of the church and its grave mistreatment of Indigenous peoples while calling us to take action. As members of the United Church, a signatory of the 2008 Residential School Settlement Agreement, and in line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, join us in building relationships, advocating for justice, and honouring the traditional spirituality of Indigenous peoples. Plan to attend an upcoming event today and meet others on the reconciliation journey.
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Events and News
Please check out the Indigenous Ministry Teachings and Video Resources Page for recordings of previously held education sessions by Indigenous Minister Tony Snow and others.
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Bringing the Children Home: The United Church’s response to the unmarked burial sites at residential institutions.
• The Children Remembered: Residential School Archives Project. History of the United Church Residential Schools
Rev. Tony Snow is a member of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. He grew up on Treaty No. 7 land at Morley, Alberta, where his father Dr. Rev. Chief John Snow Sr. attended the Morley Indian Residential School. Tony is a Day School Survivor who now works as the Indigenous Minister of the United Church of Canada’s Chinook Winds Region. As a Traditional Knowledge Keeper, minister and consultant, Tony has worked for decades in public engagement and government relations, bringing awareness and healing to communities of faith and Indigenous peoples, as a continuation of his father’s and grandfather’s work. Email Tony