continuing through the work of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition and KAIROS—the United Church has advocated for Aboriginal rights, including First Nations self-government.
Justice and Right Relationship are focused on how we, as a church, are working to address the painful legacy of Indian Residential Schools, a legacy in which the United Church was directly involved. In both 1986 and 1998, we formally apologised to Aboriginal people for our role in imposing western European culture and more specifically for our involvement in the Indian Residential School system. We continue to work to fulfill the words of these apologies.
The United Church is a signatory to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement of which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a part….