Indigenous Ministry Videos
Reconciliation Video Resource
Reconciliation Video Resource
National Indigenous Peoples' Day
Contemplating Reconciliation After the Papal Visit
Red Dress Day Commemoration Service 2022
A Service of Commemoration, honouring the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Persons, and those who grieve their loss. With people participating online and in person, the service was recorded on May 5, 2022 at Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff, on lands held sacred by many the Stoney Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley nations) the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai), the Tsuut'ina, and the Metis People of Alberta Region 3.
The service was led by Gloria Snow, Elder Glenda Crawler, Trudy Wesley, Kauanoe Hoomanawanui, Tony Snow and Ken Levi (Levae).
Red Dress Day 2022 Video
We commemorate the lives of women, girls and Two-Spirit People on Red Dress Day and look at our calling to be allies, supporters and advocates of change to address the issues that affect vulnerable populations. We are called as part of TRC Call to Action #41 to support the work of the MMIWG2S+ Inquiry Final Report: “Reclaiming Power and Place” to build strategies and solutions to address the ongoing losses in our communities (both on reserve and in the urban settings).
May we each feel called to do our work in support of our most vulnerable in the Indigenous community.
Indigenous Lenten Series 2022: Session 5
Indigenous Lenten Series 2022: Session 4
Indigenous Lenten Series 2022: Session 3
Indigenous Lenten Series 2022: Session 2
Indigenous Lenten Series 2022: Session 1
Pink Shirt Day February 23, 2022
We observe Pink Shirt Day with a session including trauma-informed professionals discussing anti-bullying, lateral violence and the legacy of residential schools on Indigenous communities. We remember that those children who were lost or murdered in acts of genocide had surviving families and communities that continue to live with the impacts of those atrocities. Through remembrance and cultural resiliency, the ways of healing are a long and complex path that must be traveled together.
Facilitated by Indigenous Minister Tony Snow, with guests Amanda Good Stoney, social worker; Teresa Snow who works in community wellness and healing and Rev. Dr. Carmen Landsdowne, First United Church, Vancouver.
Indigenous Veterans Day Nov 8 2021
Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8 is a time to remember the stories of our warriors as we reflect on the brave Indigenous men, women and families who sacrificed to serve this nation. Many warriors did not return home from foreign lands, those that returned faced disenfranchisement from their communities and lost their rights to return to their homes, to their families and to the lands of their people.
On Indigenous Veterans Day we remember the sacrifice of those brave warriors and the legacy they left to proud tribes of people as they joined the ancestors.
A Message for Thanksgiving 2021
During this Fall time of thanksgiving and beyond, it is a good reminder that while we are enjoying our bounty and blessings, we can offer some help and support to Indigenous families and Elders in need.
If you feel called to support, please offer your donation to the Indigenous Ministries Fund to help families and Elders this Thanksgiving. You can donate at: https://chinookwindsregion.ca/donate/ ahead.
Ecumenical Clergy Panel on Truth and Reconciliation Day 2021
Truth and Reconciliation Day Sept 30 2021
Other Video Resources for Truth and Reconciliation Day
• Rev. John Snow on Orange Shirt Day: https://youtu.be/PMvfJuV2I_o
• Truth and Reconciliation Acknowledgement video by Tony Snow: https://youtu.be/lQ8Os0IaRyw
Other Ways to Mark Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th
• Individuals and Communities of Faith may want to spend time reading again The United Church of Canada’s 1986 Apology to Indigenous People, the 1988 response and the 1998 Apology to students of United Church Indian Residential Schools and their families and communities. Download the Apologies and Response HERE
• On Sunday, September 26 and 30, communities of faith and individuals are encouraged to wear Orange Shirts and post their photos. Details from the United Church’s Indigenous Ministries and Justice HERE
Treaty 7 Day on September 22, 2021
On the 144 Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7, Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister for Chinook Winds provided leadership at the Regional Online Hall. We discussed the history of Treaty 7 and the perspectives of Indigenous peoples on the treaty signing. We were also introduced to the Ally Toolkit being developed for the Region by grassroots volunteers. The Ally Toolkit will be available in the weeks ahead. Keep an eye on this page as well as Chinook Winds newsletters.