Aboriginal Initiatives

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.

Advent Conspiracy

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.

4 "Pillars of Awareness"

(1) Education

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

(2) 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

(3) Spiritual Walk

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

(4) 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.

Water Project

This Advent, Trinity Aurora is joining in the “Advent Conspiracy” to rethink our spending this Christmas season. We encourage you to join with us in supporting interim solutions for safe and accessible water in the First Nations community of Pikangikum, Ontario through PWRDF this Advent, and beyond.

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The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald became the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in 2007,  after serving as bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska for 10 years. Bishop Mark is a beloved friend of Trinity Aurora, and we always look forward to his visits to our parish.