On Valentine’s Day Feb. 14, 2017, across the country, people were gathered to mourn and to remember the thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Here in Sault Ste. Marie people were called to gather and remember at the Courthouse and then to participate in a march to the Indian Friendship Centre.
As Anglicans we are part of a church that participated in the Residential School system where many Indigenous children experienced abuse and were robbed of their tradition and culture. We have apologized as a church and actively engaged in healing and reconciliation. But this is an ongoing healing.
We ought to embrace opportunities to stand in solidarity and share together in the love of the Creator, hoping for a peaceable future.
Members of Emmaus and the Algoma Deanery and Diocese who attended were humbled and encouraged by those who shared their story on Tuesday.
You can find coverage and photos from the march on SooToday.