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
Please join us in praying for Cheryl Bear, who serves as CBM’s Indigenous Relations Specialist. In her role at CBM, Cheryl provides leadership and education to Canadian Baptist churches seeking to be more engaged with First Nations communities. Pray for wisdom and guidance as Cheryl seeks to bring Indigenous issues to light within our Baptist churches. As an
On July 1, Canadians from coast to coast will be taking part in Canada Day celebrations. We praise God for the diversity, freedom and achievements of our country. We are also grateful that our nation has welcomed thousands of refugees who can now call Canada home. As we commemorate this special
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. “This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples,” says information from the Government of Canada. “Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their
Cheryl Bear an award winning musician, author and theologian has partnered with CBM this year to bring focus to the issues of indigenous women in Northern BC Canada. Cheryl is a band councillor of the Nadleh Whut’en community in Northern BC. In June, Cheryl’s Ontario tour visited Ottawa, Lakefield, Mississauga and Toronto.