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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Nine (Chapter 10)

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Watch as Senator Murray Sinclair (TRC Commissioner) answers the questions – Is there hope for reconciliation? and, what can I do about it? www.cbc.ca/player/play/1192717891968 Watch as Senator Murray Sinclair (TRC Commissioner) answers the questions – Is there hope for reconciliation? and, what can I do about it? www.cbc.ca/player/play/1192717891968 In the last chapter of his book King points to two positive …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Eight (Chapter 8&9)

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Do you think that sovereignty should be the right of Native people in North America? 
What impact would it hold compared to a more comprehensive tribal membership or resource development systems, which King promotes on page 202? Do you think that sovereignty should be the right of Native people in North America? 
What impact would it hold compared to a …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Seven (Chapter 7)

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Do you think that Canada’s Royal Commissions have become the alternative to action as the author’s wife, Helen, puts forward in this chapter? (p. 172) If so, why? Do you think that Canada’s Royal Commissions have become the alternative to action as the author’s wife, Helen, puts forward in this chapter? (p. 172) If so, why? Why is 1985 such …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Six (Chapter 6)

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The British North America Act, also known as the Constitution Act, 1867, put “Indians and Lands reserved for Indians” under the control of the federal government. When this happened, Native people in Canada lost their rights and control over their lands. “Native people had different views about land than the Europeans had. The Europeans believed that land could be owned. They believed that people should develop the land to provide for personal …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Five (Chapter 5)

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Read: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/native-residential-school-forgiveness-granted-1.956939 King uses strong language and describes Christianity as a “conquest religion”. (p 103) Terry LeBlanc (Mi’kmaq-Acadian), a contemporary Christian theologian says, “The message of Jesus to First Nations, Metis and Inuit was “weaponized.” (LeBlanc is talking about the institutionalized presentation of Jesus, not the actual life, ministry and teachings of Jesus.)  “The western Church assumed that the land …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Four (Chapter 4)

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Three landmark court cases in 1823, 1831 and 1832 in the USA and then the implementation of the Indian Act in Canada, reduced Native people in both countries, “to the status of children and were declared wards of the state….Indians in all of North America were property….we were more like furniture.” p .82 What does King’s use of these metaphors …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Three (Chapter 3)

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The Indian Act is the principal statute through which the federal government administers Indian status, local First Nations governments and the management of Reserve land and communal monies. It was first introduced in 1876 as a consolidation of previous colonial ordinances that aimed to eradicate First Nations culture in favour of assimilation into Euro-Canadian society. The Act has been amended several times, most significantly …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Two (Chapter 2)

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To fully understand the tone and content of p. 23 and p.24 in chapter 2, (and the rest of the book), it is necessary to know about the Doctrine of Discovery.  Doctrine of Discovery is a legal premise that governed European conquest of the New World and continues to have implications for land rights and Native-non-native relationships today. The Papal …

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Summer Book Club 2018 – Week One (Prologue & Chapter 1)

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada was established in 2008 and its findings were published in 2015, three years after King’s book was published. The TRC unveiled one of the many aspects of Canadian history that King addresses in this book – Residential Schools. As a result of the TRC’s findings, there were 94 Calls-To-Action. This summer’s book club …

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Finding A New Flow

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In December I began my new role directing our FLOW Internship Program. The FLOW Internship Program is a collaboration between our churches and the denomination to invest in our young adult leaders. FLOW interns hold meaningful summer jobs in churches, camps, or not-for-profits, and we as the Be In Christ denomination provide high quality events for them focused on leadership …