Yearly Archives: 2004

Hiver 2004 (Winter Issue)

Numéro spéciale (vol 38, no. 180) de la revue Liturgie, foi et culture de l’Office nationale de liturgie de la CECC sur « Les Autochtones et la liturgie : Mémoire et récollection »

(en français)

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May 31, 2004

The Catholic Indigenous Council hosted an Indigenous delegation from Brazil at the offices of the CCCB. The delegation included four Indigenous political leaders and representatives of the Missionary Indigenous Council, attached to the Brazilian National Bishops Council. The conversation focused on the relationship of the Catholic Church with Indigenous Peoples in Brazil and in Canada, particularly Indigenous land claims. Following that meeting a letter was sent from the CAC chair to His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil is support of a just settlement of land claims for Brazils Indigenous Peoples.

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May 26, 2004

Mr. Gerry Kelly participated in the first annual Ottawa gathering of the National Day for Healing and Reconciliation.  The initiative for this grassroots movement to raise our national awareness of the need for healing and reconciliation within and between cultures came from the Nechi training centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The Council also collaborated with the organizing committee of the National Day for Healing and reconciliation to produce a newsletter which focused on healing and reconciliation initiatives between First Nations, religious communities, former residential school students and faith communities.

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April 29 – May 2, 2004

Members of the Catholic Indigenous Council for Reconciliation council presented a workshop entitled  “Dialogue in Post-colonial Aboriginal Context” to delegates from across Canada at the CCCB’s National Organization for Religious Education’s Adult Faith Formation Conference.

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The Catholic Indigenous Council for Reconciliation renewed its support for the Returning to Spirit program. In addition to a financial commitment to support host community organizations to put on the workshops, the council continued to work with other interested parties to clarify questions related to the organizational development of Returning to Spirit. Twelve workshops had been completed by the end of 2004. In addition, 19 aboriginal and non-aboriginal candidates were training to be Returning to Spirit facilitators.