Archdiocese of Edmonton recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day

21 June 2023

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

The faithful of the Archdiocese of Edmonton are asked to continue to keep the healing and reconciliation journey with Indigenous Peoples of This Land close in prayer, through the intercession of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, as we dialogue and walk together on the path ahead.

The Archdiocese of Edmonton, in partnership with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples from across Treaty Six will support Indigenous-led healing and reconciliation initiatives to guide our next steps, together. To that end, it has established a $3.2 million reconciliation fund and convening the Discernment Circle to help frame our efforts.

The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund (IRF) is a registered charity established in 2022 that accepts contributions from 73 Catholic entities across Canada, one of which is the Archdiocese of Edmonton. The fund will advance local healing and reconciliation initiatives, fulfilling our commitment of $3.2 million over five years (which is part of the $30 million pledged by Canada’s Bishops).

“Despite so many things that have happened in the past, the Indigenous cultures have taken deep, deep root”

WATCH NOW: Mass from Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, the national Indigenous parish in Edmonton: