TRC Edmonton 2014

TRC chair: ‘Mutual respect’ key to reconciliation

The seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) began in Edmonton March 27 with TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair stating that the goal of reconciliation must be to establish "a relationship of mutual respect" between indigenous and non-indigenous people of Canada.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are blessed by an elder at the first TRC national event in Winnipeg in 2010. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Anglicans reflect on impact of TRC events

For National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, participating in the national events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has been "a strange mixture of Good Friday and Easter."
“There have been so many people over the years who have worked really hard to establish good relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people,” says Anglican Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley. “Our [church] apology hasn’t been empty.” Photo: Marites N. Sison

‘Our apology hasn’t been empty’

Over time, in so many different places and at different times, Anglican Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley kept hearing people refer to "apologies, empty apologies" whenever they talked about issues related to the sad legacy of Indian residential schools in Canada.
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