MCC Canada’s Indigenous Work program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

We do this by:

  • Educating Mennonite constituents on Indigenous history, rights and issues using workshops, speaking engagements, publications and online resources.
  • Facilitating opportunities for MCC constituents and Indigenous partners to build respectful relationships.
  • Collaborating with Indigenous partners on advocacy to promote positive political, social and economic change for Indigenous Peoples.
  • Providing opportunities for international exchanges between Indigenous people.

In all programs we partner with Indigenous people, relying on their knowledge to guide our work.

For more information or to order resources contact aboriginalneighbours@mennonitecc.ca

Manitoba

Building relationships of healing, friendship and reconciliation between Indigenous and Mennonite people. The Aboriginal Neighbours program works at connecting groups and congregations to renew relationships between the two cultures and address issues of social and economic justice.

For more information or to get involved, contact Vince Solomon at (204)925-1910.

Ontario

Standing with First Peoples - engaging ourselves, and taking the time to understand the connections between the history, culture and the land belonging to Indigenous people.

See also: Truth and Reconciliation

Saskatchewan

We strive to foster respectful relations and work at building bridges of understanding with Aboriginal people. Our work includes the following:

  • Partnering with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) to educate our constituency on how we are all Treaty People.
  • Supporting the work of Healing Hearts Ministries in Regina, who assist inner city youth in making positive life choices.
  • Creating opportunities for our constituency to engage in dialogue and learning through workshops and social events.
  • Working with MC Canada, MC Saskatchewan and the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan in exploring ways of working together to relate in wholesome ways to our First Nations neighbours.
  • Promoting conversations and activities which support the Stoney Knoll land reclamation.
  • Partnering with individuals and organisations who seek God’s work of reconciliation in addressing issues of disparity and injustice.
  • Working with MCC partners in promoting dialogue, advocating when invited and working with community in community development.