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Ma’wa’chi’hi’to’tan – Journeying in a Good Way

Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 pm


Have You Wondered?
• Can a person be both fully Aboriginal and fully Christian? What does that look like?
• How can a non-Indigenous person mentor an Indigenous person?
• What does Indigenous leadership look like?
• What difference does it make that Jesus was a tribal boy raised under colonization?
• Why are Indigenous peoples marginalized in similar ways across the globe?
• Are there legitimate boundaries in contextualization? If so, who sets those boundaries?
• Is the Indigenous drum, smudging, or other traditional practices demonic?
• Why can’t “they” get over it?
• How can Christian ministries present Jesus in a good or better way?

This gathering is an opportunity to journey together with Indigenous leaders who have faced these and other questions. They will offer their perspectives on walking the Jesus Way while being both Indigenous and Christian.

If you are Indigenous or if you work with Indigenous people, this gathering is for you. Let’s learn how to Journey together in a Good Way!

Plenary Speakers:
• Ray Aldred (Cree), Session 1 – Privilege and Exclusion: How We Got Here
• Terry LeBlanc (Mi’kmaq Acadian), Session 2 – Culture, the Gospel, and Worship – the Real Questions
• Cheryl Bear (Nadleh Whut’en), Session 3 – Indigenous Values and Teachings
*Cheryl will be doing a concert on Friday evening!

Workshop Presenters:
• Howard Jolly (James Bay Cree) – The Impact and Experience of Residential School
Howard’s residential school experience didn’t seem to impact him negatively, until he assessed the effects on his adult life and identity.
• Wendy Peterson (Red River Métis) – Contextualization: How Christianity Translates into Cultures
Is contextualization dangerous or is it necesary? Should Christianity look different in different cultures? How have European/Western Christians contextualized the gospel? Can the Jesus Way take shape in a uniquely Indigenous way?
• Ray Aldred (Cree) – Mentoring and Role Modeling Leadership while Respecting Indigenous Peoples
Globally, the Western church has done poorly at raising Indigenous leaders who develop culturally appropriate church and ministry structures. Why?

Friday, Feb 24, 9am – 9pm
• Plenary Session 1
• Small Group Reflection
• Workshops
Lunch (provided)-
Blanket Exercise
• Small Group Reflection
• Workshops
-Supper (provided)-
• Concert & Storytelling

Saturday, Feb 25, 9am – 8pm
• Plenary Session 2
• Small Group Reflection
• Workshops
-Lunch (provided)-
• Plenary Session 3
• Panel Discussion
-Supper Feast (provided)-
• Conference Closing

$50 General Admission
$15 Food Voucher (2 lunches & 2 suppers)
Reduced rate available upon request

Questions about Registration?
Phone: (204) 582-8779 ext: 216 (Kristin)
Email: kristin@icya.ca

Sponsors and Partners:
Indigenous Pathways is working with local sponsors and partners to host this event.

Inner City Youth Alive

North End Family Centre
First Nations Community Church
Winnipeg Centre Vineyard (host church)


Start: Friday, February 24 @ 9:00 am End: Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 pm
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Inner City Youth Alive
Phone: 204-582-8779
Email: info@icya.ca
Website: www.icya.ca


Winnipeg Centre Vineyard
782 Main St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3N4 Canada
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