Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation – Siloam Mission

Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation – Siloam Mission

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202261 Views

December 01, 2022

Since we opened our doors in 1987, Siloam Mission has focused on alleviating hardships for those affected by poverty and homelessness in this place we now call Winnipeg. We recognize that the trauma faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada are rooted in colonial and racist attitudes which led to the creation of laws and systems designed to dispossess Indigenous Peoples from their land, water, family, culture, language, spirituality, and identity. While we know that the majority of the community we have served over the years is Indigenous, regrettably there have been times where we failed to recognize that good intentions which carry cultural ignorance were, and continue to be, re-traumatizing and oppressive to Indigenous Peoples.

As our organization’s role grew over 35 years, we acknowledge we were not always a strong ally to the Original Peoples of this land. Despite our belief in offering Christ’s compassionate love to all who need support, healing and recovery, there have been occasions where we failed to come alongside Indigenous Peoples as the Christian faith would instruct us.

Read More: https://www.siloam.ca/reconciliation/

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