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Indigenous Peoples and Christianity
When Ottawa announced a compensation package last week for victims of what has become known as the "Sixties Scoop," it was one more step in a long walk of trying to make reparations to Indigenous peoples for devastating sins committed against individuals, families, and entire communities.
The sins were many, and caused great harm across generations of Indigenous peoples. Decades of systemic racism included the now well-known story of the church-run residential schools.
Given these realities, it may be surprising to realize that the vast majority of Indigenous people in Canada consider themselves Christian. Wycliffe Professor of Church History, Alan Hayes tackles that subject in this week's blog.