Indigenous Justice Advisory Group (3 vacancies – non-Indigenous)
The Indigenous Justice Advisory Group advises the National Indigenous Organization and the General Council Executive on matters related to Indigenous justice, the legacy of residential schools, and the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This will encompass legal requirements, pastoral care, communication, healing, advocacy, education, reflection, spiritual renewal, and building right relations. The Advisory Group will remind The United Church of Canada that the ministry of healing and reconciliation belongs to the whole church.
Skills: We are looking for non-Indigenous members (also know as settlers or newcomers) with a good awareness of Indigenous justice issues and familiarity with the legacy of the Indian Residential School system as well as the United Church’s history as it pertains to Indigenous ministry and justice. One of appointed setter/newcomer members will be a young adult (under the age of 30).
Membership & Expectations: The advisory group will be made up of three Indigenous members and three Settler/Newcomer members, including one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous young adult, and one former member of All Native Circle Conference’s Council on Healing and Respect. Appointments are for three years with the possibility of reappointment for a second three-year term. The first meeting of the advisory group may be in-person. Following that, meetings will occur primarily by video conference call every other month.
For more information about this vacancy, please see the complete description, below.