Words from Archbishop Mark MacDonald
The Western institutions, including the churches, always tried to convince Indigenous peoples that they the West owned the truth, that it was their unique possession and that only by becoming exactly like them could Indigenous People be saved. Now, we may say it clearly and for all time: this lie is dead, even for the institutions that believed and proclaimed it. Today, we seek healing and truth, Indigenous and non-Indigenous from God, who offers Forgiveness, Justice, and Truth in the Gospel, saying that it was for this, exactly for this, that Jesus was anointed.
Bishop George Browning: https://omny.fm/shows/on-the-way/following-jesus-in-unhelpful-ways
Bishop John's letter to the People of New Westminster: Letter link
Image 1: Artist: Lucy Adams
Image 2: Artist: Ghislane Howard