Episode 19 – Indigenous Peoples with Cheryl Bear


Is reconciliation dead? Was it ever alive? At the height of the Wet'suwet'en protests these questions are more relevant than ever, especially when you consider missions. Join Eric and Caroline as they stop, listen, and learn from Cheryl Bear about life as an Indigenous Christian.

1:10 Eric’s confession and Cheryl’s response

3:10 Caroline’s exposure

4:00 Cheryl’s introduction

6:30 Cheryl’s music

9:45 The BUT that changed everything

11:05 Cheryl’s struggle with Christianty, Canada, and her Indigeneity

14:50 Language and title

19:00 Cheryl’s experience with the missing and murdered

23:10 Recommendations

24:45 Christianity and the Indigenous

28:55 Missions and the Indigenous

32:00 Stop, listen, and learn

38:10 Truth and Reconciliation Commission explained

41:10 A needed reckoning

43:45 Missions done right

46:05 Weaving together faith and indigenous culture

51:30 Cheryl on white guilt

55:00 NAIITS and other resources

58:50 Cheryl’s final word

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