truth & reconciliation
At Wellspring we are on a learning journey.
We recognize that the institutional church has been at the centre of many of the atrocities perpetuated against the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We have a legacy of broken promises, that is easily seen in our history of unfulfilled treaty promises, residential schools, the "60's scoop", the Indian Act, as well as a generalized cultural ignorance, steeped in institutionalized racism.
At Wellspring we do not seek to "fix" Indigenous spaces, rather, we hope to take on a learning posture where we recognize that it is the institutional church and the settlers living in Canada that require the grace, love, and mercy of God and of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. In this way we recognize that we are the mission field, requiring people to teach us how we can meaningfully engage in the conversation and process of truth and reconciliaton.
Read below to find out more about our journey.