This is a summarized version of the PCC responses to the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission)
Call to Action #62 EDUCATION
Make information about residential schools, treaties, indigenous contributions a mandatory part of the curriculum
Call to Action #48 UNDRIP
This call urges the faith community to implement the principles, norms and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation.
Call to Action #46,#49. DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY and TERRA NULLIUS
Repudiate those concepts that have been used throughout history to justify sovereignty over Indigenous Peoples and lands.
Call to Action #48, #60, #61 INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY
Educate clergy, laity and candidates for ministry to respect in its own right, Indigenous Spirituality as “a valid form of worship equal to their own.”
Call to Action #59 ONGOING EDUCATION
Provide to our members ongoing education on the church’s role in colonization and the Indian Residential School System.
Call to Action #46 COVENANT OF RECONCILIATION
Develop and sign a Covenant of Reconciliation with other parties to the Settlement Agreement.
Call to Action #61 PERMANENT FUNDING
Provide permanent ongoing funding for projects that promote Indigenous healing and reconciliation, culture, language and spirituality.
Call to Action #73,#74,#75 MAINTAIN CEMETERIES
With Indigenous groups and the Federal Government, support initiatives to provide a registry of children buried at schools, notify families, and properly maintain cemeteries.