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Apology to Action: A Pilgrimage for Reconciliation

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC) and the Canadian Shield Right Relations Resource Team (RRRT) have teamed up to bring you a resource called A Pilgrimage for Reconciliation – a resource that shares the history of The Apology to First Nation Peoples, the Apology Cairn, Calls to Action, and much more. Click on the button below to download the resource:


Pilgrimage Resource


Also, this team has worked on a resource entitled, “Apology to Action: Reflections on the thirty-fifth anniversary” and is a short video prepared by the Manitou Intentional Learning Community that revisits the First Apology made to Indigenous People by the United Church of Canada in August, 1986, during the 31st General Council, held in Sudbury, Ontario. The video recounts a brief history of that event, reminds us of the words spoken by those who offered and received the Apology, challenges us to consider our commitment to reconciliation and calls us to act so that the words spoken that day can truly become “words of action and sincerity.” (Edith Memnook)

The video features reflections from Lisa Blais (Chair) and Maxine McVey from the Canadian Shield Right Relations Resource Team and the Very Reverend Jordan Cantwell, former Moderator of The United Church of Canada.

The video is approximately 15 minutes long and is suitable for inclusion in worship services, especially on June 20, 2021, to mark National Indigenous People’s Day, and to spark discussion of how we, as people of faith, can live out this Apology. .

Click on the button below to view the DOWNLOADABLE version of the video:


Downloadable Video from MILC


Click on the button below to view the Script that may be used during your Sunday Service when viewing the video:


Script to be used with Video


This video is dedicated to the Very Reverend Stan McKay, whose presentation to the Manitou Intentional Learning Community in April 2021 ignited this project.

For further information, contact Gillian Schell, manitouintentionallearning@gmail.com