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For the Kwakiutl people, the raven is both a messenger and a symbol of the Creator-Spirit.  Artist Tim Paul (Nuu-chah-nulth) related him to Christ who brings God's word to man.  This window is on the east front of Saint. Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria acknowledges with gratitude that we work, play, and pray on the territories and traditional lands of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw Peoples. In the light of this truth, and in humility, we commit ourselves to continue to work for reconciliation, and for respectful relationships with the Creator and all creation.


Please find below an archive of posts and news from our Diocese on the topic of Indigenous Relations.

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Journey through Advent 2021: Towards Healing & Reconciliation

Nov 24, 2021 2:10:09 PM

What are you doing for Advent this year? The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops ...

Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Pledge to Support Healing & Reconciliation

Sep 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM

On 27 September 2021, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news ...

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

Sep 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM

On 24 September 2021, the Catholic Bishops of Canada issued the following statement ...

Bishop Gordon's letter regarding Truth and Reconciliation Day

Sep 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

To view Bishop Gary's letter as a PDF, click here

Truth, Reconciliation, Healing, and Affirming the Path of Friendship

Sep 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, over 200 people from Indigenous and Catholic communities ...

Background for Catholics on Residential Schools

Aug 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Senator Murray Sinclair, the Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ...

BC Bishops’ Campaign in Support of Healing and Reconciliation

Jul 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM

The Catholic bishops of British Columbia recognize the need for a province-wide initiative ...

Statement in Response to Penelakut Island Graves

Jul 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM

On 13 July 2021, Bishop Gary issued a statement in response to the disclosure of more than ...

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