August 9 is the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year, the theme focuses on the current situation of Indigenous territories and the root causes of migration. It also highlights trans-border movement and displacement  with a specific focus on Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and across international borders. In Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples are recognized under the Canadian Constitution. We praise God for the heritage and contributions of Indigenous peoples represented here on “Turtle Island”. Please pray that our leaders would continue the work of reconciliation, encourage open dialogue and better support the unique needs of these communities. We also pray that our Baptist churches would promote awareness about the issues facing our Indigenous brothers and sisters today, and that they would seek to break down cultural barriers.