Journey Together Heal Together

Date(s) - February 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VCAC - Fraser Lands Church

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For 120 years, over 150,000 First Nations children were forcibly separated from their families to attend Indian Residential School run by churches and funded by the government. They were striped of their culture and suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The effects of residential schools still impact societies, cultures, and families today. 

Journey Together, Heal Together is a call to the church community to respond actively to the tragedies suffered by First Nations children in Indian Residential Schools. The first step in responding is to learn and understand more about their experiences.  We invite you to journey and heal together as Native and non-Native brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Date: Feb 28th, 2014  (Friday)    
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  (Doors open @ 6:30pm)
Place:  Fraser Lands Church (VCAC) 
Address: 3330 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Watch Together : “We Were Children” documentary film
Listen Together : First Nation Christian leaders’ sharing 

*Note: Doors open at 6:30 pm, the event will start at 7:00 pm sharp.


 We Were Children is a film conveyed through the eyes of two Native children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years in the Indian Residential School system. Learn more about this film.


Patti Victor, Sto:lo Nation (Siya:m at Trinity Western University) 

Guest Speakers:  
Ivan WellsTsimpsian Nation (Parents were residential school survivors)
Daren George, Wet’suwet’en Nation (Director, Rising Above) 

Learn more about our host and speakers.


“Our First Nations brothers and sisters have been deeply wounded by people who claimed to be serving Christ. Those of us who follow Christ have a calling to reflect the true face of Jesus to First Nations people as we welcome, love, and serve them. One of best first steps we can take in this direction is to become familiar with their story in the residential schools by viewing powerful and moving films like We Were Children and to be praying together on what our next steps are as the Body of Christ in what we are called to do. ” 

Ken Shigematsu, senior pastor, Tenth Church, Vancouver and author of God in My Everything


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