Happy Father’s Day! We want to acknowledge all the fathers in our parish and circle who contribute so greatly to their children (and grandchildren!). The ways in which you care for your children are valuable and important, and they last beyond childhood. For a reflection on the importance of fathers in the lives of their kids, please read here and here.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is on Tuesday, June 21, 2021. It is a day set aside to celebrate and reflect on the many contributions and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people across Canada. For some history on this day, please see wikipedia.org/wiki/ National_Indigenous_Peoples_Day. For resources listed at the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, please see edmonton.anglican.ca/what-we-do/social-justice--2/pages/ resources-indigenous-social-justice-june-2021. Do not miss the chance to see the vibrancy, diversity and deep gifting of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. They have partnered with Coursera to offer this course for free. Please see this link for more information and to register https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html