We are all Treaty People
We acknowledge with respect that the land we live and work and play on is Treaty One land – the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree and Dakota peoples; and the heart of the Metis Nation. We understand the treaties outline responsibilities and obligations for all in order that we may all live in peace and friendship on this land. We acknowledge that settlers/newcomers to Turtle Island have not lived up to their obligations under treaty and that the United Church is complicit in this country’s history of colonialism and racism. Immanuel United Church is engaging in study and action about this history and about treaty and is committed to responding to the TRC Calls to Action. We fully support the Indigenous Caretakers Calls to the United Church.
Immanuel has had a long association with the Raymond Flett congregation, a United Church congregation of Indigenous peoples, in the north end of Winnipeg. We try to maintain and strengthen a relationship with its members.