Indigenous Communities and Leadership

Access support to develop property, engage youth, build leaders, and speak out for justice.

Real Property

A collage of Aboriginal churches

Aboriginal communities of faith can work with the Aboriginal Ministries Circle to

  • develop a vision and a communication plan
  • identify building needs
  • upgrade their physical property

To participate, please contact:

Charlene BurnsCommunity Capacity Development Coordinatorcburns [at] united-church.ca587-729-0028


Child painting in the Neechi program
Neechi program, Winnipeg

Programs are identified and created for youth who are or are not directly involved in communities of faith. Successful programs involving both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth have been held in Winnipeg (Neechi) and at Five Oaks (Wampum). Read a Letter to Future Wampum Participants (on the Five Oaks site) written by youth in the 2014 program.

Future events are under discussion. To get involved, please contact:

Springwater Hester-MeawassigeYouth Leadership Coordinatorshester-meawassige [at] united-church.ca416-231-7680 ext. 4063
1-800-268-3781 ext. 4063

Building Leadership

Logo: Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

The Circle maintains a partnership with the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beasejour, Manitoba. This culturally based ministry training program, located on 36 acres of wooded parkland beside the Brokenhead River, prepares Aboriginal people in lay and ordered ministry and provides cross-cultural and spiritual awareness for the larger community.