Drinking Downstream: The Church and Residential Schools

We Drink Downstream from Christian Reformed Church on Vimeo.

Danielle Rowaan, Justice Communications and Education Coordinator for CRC Canadian Ministries, writes the following about the video:

“If there is one single area of Canadian life where Shalom and right relationships are most needed, the relationship between indigenous peoples and other Canadians is certainly in the running. And where there are broken relationships, the followers of Jesus Christ are called to be. This video, developed by several CRC agencies, shows a gathering of CRC members from a number of churches who attended the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event in Vancouver. They gathered afterwards to talk about the experience and what it means for the Church. The TRC is a chance for indigenous people to tell other Canadians about their experiences of the residential schools that operated for more than 100 years in Canada.”

Diaconal Ministries Canada collaborates with several CRC agencies in the area of social justice. Browse our web pages for more information and resources related to Aboriginal justice.