Right relations, truth-telling, and reconciliation
As Living Skies Regional Council continues to live into a major restructuring, we are still working on how we will honour our commitments and responsibilities as Treaty People living on Indigenous and treaty lands in Saskatchewan. Please scroll down for news on events, resources, and action opportunities.
Local work towards truth telling and right relationship continues, and includes:
Blanket Exercises; work with Office of the Treaty Commissioner; showing up for and supporting solidarity actions and advocacy with government when asked; support for restorative justice; video and book groups to spark further learning and education in our communities of faith; listening and learning circles with Indigenous leadership; work on naming, understanding, and challenging racism and White privilege.
The Regional work and its relationships are still in discernment. It will be rooted in the good work of the former All My Relations Network of SK Conference, and in conversations with the Indigenous church and other Indigenous partners, and non Indigenous people who want to be on the journey to right relationship and justice . Below is further information on some of the commitments and resources that will continue to guide and shape our journey.
The Apology of the United Church of Canada to Indigenous Peoples
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action (these guide much of our work)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (this also guides much of our work)
Indigenous Ministries, United Church of Canada
Office of the Treaty Commissioner, SK
KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Commitments of the former All My Relations Network of Saskatchewan Conference
As an open, diverse and evolving community living into friendship, justice and reconciliation, we strive to acknowledge and overcome the separation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and to deepen our relations with all creation by:
being together in circles of respect, friendship and prayer
learning our shared history
challenging and encouraging people to support and create local initiatives for justice and good relations
moving forward in a good way.
News and events
We grieve the passing of Rev Dr Bernice Saulteaux
With sadness we express deep sympathies to the family, community, and loved ones of elder, minster, teacher, and knowledge keeper Rev Dr Bernice Saulteaux, who died in the early hours of September...
Deep grief in our province, Sunday September 4
There are no words for the grief confronting the people of James Smith Cree Nation and the village of Weldon following the killing of ten people and injuries to at least eighteen more. In addition...
Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022
Honouring Orange Shirt Day/ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Friday September 30, 2022 “When you wear an orange shirt it’s like a little bit of justice for us Survivors in our lifetime,...
Healing Haunted Histories land and community gathering, Aug 27-28
All are invited to this time of land-learning, teachings, listening, and decolonizing: Decolonizing Ourselves: Healing Haunted Histories gathering Muskeg Lake Cree Nation SK, 27 August 2022, 1:00PM-...
Indigenous justice and right relations summer update
Summer 2022 right relations work update June 23, the Living Skies Executive approved $5,000 to support a culture camp on Cote First Nation, planned by survivors of St Philip’s Residential School...
Honouring Indigenous Peoples Month
Being grounded in the community is an important way of honouring this Canada/ Northern Turtle Island-wide month. Please have a look for local options you can engage and support through public...