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    • Black & White interior
    • 192 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Treaty awareness,
    • Relations with Indigenous peoples,
    • Settler and Indigenous history,
    • Spirituality of Creation,
    • Wâhkôhtowin and kinship relationality,
    • Pilgrimage and walking,
    • Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Our Home and Treaty Land
Revised and Expanded Edition
by Raymond C. Aldred and Matthew R. Anderson

Our Home and Treaty Land addresses the critical need for non-Indigenous peoples to face their past with honesty in order to navigate a harmonious way forward. In this revised edition, co-authors Ray Aldred and Matthew Anderson take you on an expanded exploration of Treaty, and how it is a solution to Canada’s social, spiritual, and ecological crises. Aldred brings Cree spirituality, cosmology, and experiences of intergenerational trauma into conversation with Christian concepts of creation and repentance, mapping a path towards restorative justice. Matthew, in alternating chapters, unfolds a journey (sometimes a literal one) of unsettling awakening to untaught Canadian histories and dishonoured Treaties, from the complexities of a typical settler-descendant hyphenated identity. Our Home and Treaty Land repurposes Christian scripture not as a license for dominance and conquest but as a model for sacred covenants. It provides gentle and valuable insights and concrete, practical guidance for individuals and communities eager to understand and honour their Treaty commitments. Within these pages, you’ll discover Treaty as a family-making ceremony that binds settlers, Indigenous peoples, Land, and Creator together on a good path.

“In our Home and Treaty Land, Ray Aldred and Matthew Anderson engage in a beautiful conversation. Together in alternating essays that feel like steps, Ray and Matthew journey toward a shared story of right relationships to the land, to Indigenous peoples and a shared spirituality. If you are interested in walking the creation story with Indigenous peoples; if you want to follow through on the Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this is an excellent place to start.” - Rev. Richard R. Topping, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor, Vancouver School of Theology "This is a powerful, moving book that should be required reading. In it, the authors share their experience and knowledge, presenting readers with profound and sometimes painful truths; our relationship with Creation is illuminated through the authors' storytelling and reflection. Aldred and Anderson's conversation leads readers on a journey of relations, with each other, with the Land, and with our shared pasts, presents, and futures." - Meredith J. C. Warren, PhD Director, Sheffield Centre for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies Citizen, Manitoba Métis Federation "A gentle, witty, and enlightening beginner's guide to walking well in Treaty together." - Sara Parks, PhD Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, St. Francis Xavier University

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Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, a status nêhiyaw (Cree) from Swan River Band, Treaty 8, is a prominent international speaker widely recognized for his efforts in promoting and restoring right relations between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Peoples. He holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Toronto. As Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, his mission is to collaborate with the Indigenous Church in advancing decolonized theological education. Ray is a father of four and a grandfather. He lives with his wife, Elaine, in Richmond, British Columbia. Connect with Ray at Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson is a settler-descendant who grew up in Saskatchewan in Treaty 4 territory. He is a Gatto Chair of Christian Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is recognized for his extensive writings on the topics of decolonization, pilgrimage, and “aware-settler” interpretations of biblical texts. He holds a PhD in Religious Studies from McGill University and has authored four books. Matthew is a father of three and a grandfather. He lives with his wife, Sara, in Pomquet, Nova Scotia, on unceded Mi'kmaq lands. Explore further writings by Matthew at and


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