National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering 2019
Hosted by the National Indigenous Council of The United Church of Canada, ”the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering is to be a forum for listening to and discerning the Creator’s plan; visioning; spiritual nurture; mutual accountability; inspiration; education; youth development; and expressing the voice of the Indigenous community on spirituality and ministry.
The Gathering, held every three years, is responsible for being the voice of the Indigenous community on spirituality and ministry; providing direction to the National Indigenous Council, General Council, and the Executive of the General Council in response to the Creator’s plan; being the voice of inspiration; being the collective voice; and leadership training.
The Gathering is hosted by the National Indigenous Council, supported by Indigenous Ministries and Justice staff, and comprised of representatives from each of the congregations named as Indigenous communities of faith, urban Indigenous participants, youth and young adults, children, and General Council Office staff.”
Art by Connie Dickens, Tsimshian artist from Prince Rupert, BC