Creation, Community and Covenant – Learning from Indigenous Wisdom

Date(s) - March 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richmond Presbyterian Church

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Want to learn about Indigenous Wisdom and how it informs an understanding of Creation, Community and Covenant? Plan to join us!

About this event

Creation, Community and Covenant is a 2 event series to learn and celebrate Indegenous wisdom.

The keynote speaker for our first event will be Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology (VST). Ray is a husband, father and grandfather and is status Cree from the Swan River Band, Treaty 8.

Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred has served as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. He is a former chairperson and board member for Indigenous Pathways. He is former Director for the First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada, now a committee member, where he works to encourage Indigenous churches. Ray also has had the privilege of addressing several college conferences and meetings. Ray’s passion is to help as many as possible hear the gospel in their heart language.

We will also welcome a local indigenous artist to lead us in a celebration of art to close the evening.

Catering of snacks is provided by a local indigenous catering company!

50% of the admission cost will go towards scholarships for the Indigenous Young Adult Leadership Conference at VST.

The evening is created to celebrate and learn from those whose voices need to be heard and supported. The evening outline is below:

7:00-7:30 pm Arrival and Greetings/Introduction

7:30-8:00 pm Guest Speaker, Introduced by RPC’s Intern

8:00-8:30 Panel

8:30-9:00 pm Reflections on an Expression of Art

Our Indegenous Art is being expressed by Hubert Barton (M.Div)

Hubert Barton is a member of the Nisga’a Nation from the community of Gingolx located in the North Coast of British Columbia. He is the Coordinator of the Indigenous Studies Program. A hi-lite of his studies was finding the many parallels between his Nisga’a Culture and Christian Faith. In his downtime Hubert enjoys both digital and analog photography with a main focus on landscapes. He recently had the honor of having some of his long-exposure night photography photos on display in a digital art exhibit at the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

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