Canadian Truth and Reconciliation

OTTAWA, Ontario – Last month, a landmark document was delivered to the people of Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its much anticipated report summary, detailing 94 recommendations to heal the generations of conflict, racism, mistrust and misunderstanding that were created by the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Indian Residential Schools were created by the Canadian government in the late 19th century as a way to assimilate aboriginal children into the developing white Canadian society. Aboriginal children were removed, typically by force, from their families and home communities.They were taken to residential schools and forbidden to speak their own languages and were denied access to their culture. Many survivors of the residential school system report extreme cases of physical and sexual abuse, starvation and neglect at these institutions, which were co-run by the church and the state.

Quick Note: The “Demonic” World of Native Practitioners

Just in case you thought that it was only Pagans who got sensationalist Christian books written about them, fear not! Spero News wants you to know that the Christian publishing industry are very worried about the Native Americans who still hold onto pre-Christian beliefs as well. Dreamcatchers, sweat lodges, ancestral spirits, alcoholism, and abuse: author Nanci Des Gerlaise grew up with them all. Her new book, “Muddy Waters: An Insider’s View of North American Native Spirituality,” which according to a news release exposes the current awakening and popularity of occult concepts borrowed from her Native roots. “The focal point of my book is an appeal to the Christian audience to turn away from Native Spirituality and its demonic influences; I also want to equip them with the knowledge of how to deal with those in bondage to Native Spirituality.”