Church Matters Podcast: Episode 88: What does it mean to be a Treaty Person?
Stan McKay, Melanie Kampen

2014, 15 min
Stan McKay is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba. He served as the first Aboriginal moderator of the United Church of Canada and successfully advocated for the Church’s apology, issued in 1986, for its role in cultural oppression of First Nations peoples. Melanie Kampen describes herself as a Mennonite settler from Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has just completed a Master’s thesis on the colonial nature of western Christianity and has connected with Metis and First Nations communities at Matheson Island and Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba.

Both Stan and Melanie are committed to working locally to reconcile Canada's history of colonialism and ongoing injustice towards Indigenous peoples. In addition to explaining their understandings of Treaty People, they both make a case for what Native and non-Native alike should attend Native Assembly 2014.

Available as both the 15-minute radio broadcast and the extended podcast version (19:14 min).

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