Indigenous Ministries

Indigenous Ministries

'Indigenous Ministries in the Diocese of Edmonton' seeks to facilitate opportunities for our indigenous brothers and sisters to connect with their own spirituality in a Christian context. These pages include information describing our efforts as well as contacts and resources. See news items below.

Go to Indigenous Ministries Facebook Page

Upcoming Events

Living the 8th Fire

Saturday, April 7, 2018 & other dates

Indigenous People and Christian Faith Conference

May 4 - 5, 2018


Territory acknowledgement

Join the #Next150 Challenge

All of us in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton — Indigenous and non-Indigenous — can be ambassadors for change and further reconciliation and healing by actively seeking opportunities to learn.  By taking... Read More

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Oskapewis Position Ended

As of the end of December 2017, the position of Oskapewis ('helper' in Cree) for the Diocese of Edmonton has come to a close. Sharon Pasula has ably filled this position, which was created with funds from the Reach... Read More


Our Common Ground Finale

Our Common Ground, a four-part celebration of urban Indigenous culture and spirituality in Edmonton, concluded Saturday evening, December 16, with more than 60 people participating in a smudging ceremony, feasting... Read More


Healing and Remembrance Service Includes Indigenous Ceremony

The third annual Healing & Remembrance Service was simpler this year due to scheduling issues and a large conference. Nevertheless, about a dozen people gathered together in candle light to remember the effects... Read More

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Bishop Collates Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministry

On September 29, 2017, the first evening of the 65th Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton, Bishop Jane Alexander collated the Ven. Travis Enright as Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministry, installing him in the seat of St.... Read More


Vermilion Blanket Exercise

Thirty people participated in a Blanket Exercise at St. Saviour’s, Vermilion. The event was co-facilitated by Fiona Brownlee, Aboriginal and Rural Communities Liaison for the Diocese of Edmonton, and Kevin John, a... Read More


National Indigenous Bishop Visits Edmonton

Creator God, from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love, and empowered us by your spirit to speak the truth in love, and to walk in your ways... Read More


Orange Shirt Day in Wetaskiwin

For the past several years people have begun to wear orange shirts on September 30th to remember the children who went to Indian Residential Schools and especially to honour those who did not return to their... Read More