This online course is designed for Canadian Baptists to help them learn from Indigenous voices and begin to walk as good neighbors and treaty people. In engaging in this learning, we as a Baptist family take seriously the calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The course consists of reading, video, and audio curated from the vast amount of quality resources available online. This work has been done by the Indigenous Working Group of the CBAC. One of our priorities was to work on an education piece for churches. It will take a person approximately 20 hours to do, but as it is hosted on the website you are free to do this at a pace that is reasonable for you. Along with each component there is additional suggested readings and videos for you to dive into further, and we certainly encourage you to do that.
An introduction to this video course
Section 1: Important Definitions And Historical Documents In Canadian-Indigenous Relations
This section focuses on important definitions and historical documents that all Canadians should know and understand
Section 2: The Theology And Justice Of Reconciliation
Section 3: The Truth And Reconciliation Commission And Residential Schools
This section focuses on the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation commission) and especially the history of residential schools
Section 4: The United Nations Declaration Of Rights Of Indigenous Peoples
This section introduces you to the UNDRIP and its importance for Indigenous peoples around the world
Section 5: Being Indigenous In Canada
This section introduces you to some of the contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada
Section 6: Indigenous And Christian
This section introduces you to a number of Indigenous followers of Jesus, their stories, and their perspective on church and faith
Conclusion: Moving Forward In A Good Way