Bridge Builders is a task force of Synod established in May 2014 to assist the Diocese of Huron by helping congregations understand and explore the meaning and implications of the action of the Church to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery.
Bridge Builders strives for a balanced representation of indigenous and non-indigenous members. Its work is to engage the conversation of a new relationship in the Church between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. It has been able to initiate sacred circles of conversation in some congregations and continues to respond to requests to do so. It has prepared a resource for churches to engage with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a liturgical way and recommends resources for those interested in going further.
The Rev'd Canon Gaye Whippey
- Primate Michael Peers; Anglican history with Residential Schools
- Apology by Primate Michaels Peers and reflection by Primate Fred Hiltz
- Sacred circle Bp. Mark MacDonald
- Interview Bp. Mark MacDonald
- Residential schools UCC
- St. Michael’s Alert Bay, B.C. Pink Floyd
- Sacred Journey, Diocese of BC
- Wab Kinew: Stereotypes
King, Thomas; The Inconvenient Indian
King, Thomas; The Truth About Stories
Boyden, Joseph; The Orenda
Regan, Pauline; Unsettling the Settler
Wrongs to Rights: How the Church Can Engage the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People; Edited by Steve Heinrichs, published by Mennonite Church Canada, and available to purchase online at Common Word Bookstore and Resource Center