Aboriginal Initiative

We acknowledge that Trinity Aurora is built on land cared for by the people of the William Treaty First Nations

(Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation, Rama First Nation, Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, and the Scugog First Nation), and we respect the rich spiritual heritage that has been a part of this place for centuries. We honour their ancestors and people by acknowledging that we are their guests here on this land, and we strive to walk in a good way and care for the land while we are here.

Education

We offer Lunch & Learns, Movie Nights & Coffee Hours focusing on the impact of poverty, Residential Schools and current events (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Idle No More)

Advocacy

We work with the National Indigenous Bishop of Canada, Bishop Mark MacDonald, and his ‘water group’ Pimatisiwin Nipi to support clean and accessible water for all people in Canada

Spiritual walk

We support the integration of thoughtful prayers and Indigenous-focused worship services

Strategic Funding

We assist the First Peoples of Canada through participation in the Advent Conspiracy program each December. Our strategic funding has been focused on the Pikangikum Water Project through PWRDF.

The Trinity FNMI Committee is offering a series of unique learning opportunities for those interested in establishing the right relationships with Indigenous Peoples.


We will be reading the booklet LISTENING TO INDIGENOUS VOICES: A DIALOGUE GUIDE ON JUSTICE AND RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS.

These booklets are available through the Trinity Office Administrator Kelly Clarke at admin@trinityaurora.ca or 905-727-6101 or through the Reverend David Franks at davidapfranks@gmail.com or 905-715-9997 and cost $18 each.

The sessions will run Thursday evenings on Zoom from 7:30 to 9 pm, from March 3rd to April 7th.

Please register with the Trinity Office Administrator so that you can receive a booklet and the Zoom link.

The syllabus for the course can be accessed HERE.

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FNMI LENTEN TALKING CIRCLES 2022

 
 
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Thank you for your generosity during Advent Conspiracy 2021!

 

In November and December 2021, $4,530 was donated towards the Mishamikoweesh Water Partnership.  This is amazing considering how long Pimatisiwin Nipi and Trinity FNMI have been advocating for safe, clean water to be available in the homes of Indigenous communities. 

 

The Trinity Endowment Fund contributed $2,000 for Pimatisiwin Nipi at Vestry 2021 so the parish has once again made a significant contribution towards establishing the right relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

 

Please contact me if you wish to participate in ZOOM Talking Circles in Lent 2022 by the end of January 2022, so that I can order the booklets LISTENING TO INDIGENOUS VOICES.  Currently, I have 24 booklets which cost $18 each available for purchase.

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Updated on January 14, 2022

Read the latest reflection by Reverend David Franks from our FNMI Ministry.

 

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Watch Thanyehtenhas Nathan Brinklow talk on Indigenous Sunday 2021.

FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS, AND INUIT INITIATIVES

Trinity Aurora works closely together with Bishop Mark MacDonald’s Pimatisiwin Nipi Group, and our indigenous friends, on four pillars of awareness: education advocacy, spiritual partnership with our First Nations, Métis, and Innuit (FNMI) neighbours, and strategic funding to support various FNMI projects.

Trinity Aurora works closely together with Bishop Mark MacDonald’s Pimatisiwin Nipi Group, and our indigenous friends, on four pillars of awareness: education advocacy, spiritual partnership with our First Nations, Métis, and Innuit (FNMI) neighbours, and strategic funding to support various FNMI projects.

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Click HERE for resources on observing National Indigenous People's Day every day.

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To support survivors of residential schools, Rev'd David Franks has some Orange Shirts available for $17 each for Adults (3X, 2X, XL. L, M. S) and Youth (XL, L).  He will also place an order for more Orange Shirts. You can reach him by clicking HERE.