A Living Faith With All Relations
The Indigenous Ministry of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council promotes and initiates traditional ancestral principles to be an integral part of living faith, and trust in God and the Gospel of Christ in all relationships including conflict resolution, rites of passage, purification, and affirmation.
Calls to the Church
Support Indigenous Ministries
You are welcome to make financial donations to Indigenous Ministry opportunities in the Pacific Mountain Regional Council.
Rev. Teri Meyer, Acting Indigenous Minister
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Rev. Teri Meyer as our acting Indigenous Minister (.5 FTE), effective January 1st for a one year term. Teri will continue to serve in a half-time appointment in Kitimat with folks who are excited to explore ways to partner and support Indigenous Ministries throughout the Region.
Teri brings an extensive background in ministry, deeply rooted in ministry throughout our Region having served in Quesnel, Kamloops, Terrace and most recently Kitimat. Throughout her ministry Teri has been connected with Pacific Mountain Indigenous Ministries and has built meaningful connections.
Teri is a certified Restorative Community Justice Forum Facilitator (CJF) and Facilitator Trainer, with further Restorative Justice certification through Simon Fraser University and other RJ programs in BC (Victim-Offender Conferencing and the Peacemaking Circle models). Teri is also a certified Healing Pathway Practitioner, and trained in offering Indigenous tools for how to work and sit with complex trauma, through the "Indigenous Tools for Living" workshop.
Transformative justice and healing practices for individuals and communities are integral to Teri's practice of ministry. Teri's extensive experience, dedication to Indigenous communities, and unwavering commitment to healing and reconciliation make her well-qualified for this role.
You can reach Teri by email TMeyer@united-church.ca
Rev. John Snow Jr., Indigenous Minister
Rev. John Snow is currently on leave.
John is a direct descendant of Treaty 7 signatories and a member of the Stoney Tribe. He is a sun-dancer and pipe-holder in the Nakoda Tradition, and holds an M.A. in Political Science in Public Policy, Law and Administration from the University of Calgary. John is a seasoned speaker, instructor and negotiator for technical oil and gas who has worked with provincial and federal governments to advise on policy, guided by the Treaties, the TRC, and UNDRIP. John has provided insight on Indigenous ways and history by giving presentations and instructing Indigenous courses for Youth to post-graduates, and for the United Church and the Morley Ecumenical Conference. John has served the United Church of Canada as a student minister in Maskwacis, as a member of the Permanent Committee on Finance, Chinook Winds Regional Executive, and the National Indigenous Council. Read more about Rev John Snow Jr here.
Video, Teachings, Resources
Indigenous Pink Shirt Day 2022 Reflection Video Resources
Rev. John Snow, Indigenous Minister of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, offers his reflections on Indigenous Pink Shirt Day.
These videos are offered for United Church people to engage with. Communities of faith, ministries and groups are welcome to use these videos for discussion and reflection.
More information about Indigenous Pink Shirt Day can be found here.
All are welcome to attend the Feb 23, 2022 online gathering "Indigenous Pink Shirt Day 2022 – Traditional Teachings of Community Wellbeing". Details are here.
Bring the Children Home
The United Church of Canada is responding to the issue of unmarked burial sites with an initiative called Bringing the Children Home. It is rooted in our demonimation's commitment to TRC Calls to Action 73–76; to reparation; and to our Duty of Care. The details of the initiative are the national church website.
Child-Friendly Calls to Action Resource
There is a child-friendly Calls to Action resource available through First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada:
Leaders Sharing About Orange Shirt Day
Three Indigenous Leaders offer personal experiences, insights, calls to action and inspiration on the topic of Orange Shirt Day. Click view their videos.
Indigenous Ecumenical Panel for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
View this historic Indigenous dialogue and hear a recording of discussions with Rev. Dr. Danny Zacarias, Fr. Cristino Bouvette, Reverend Beryl St. Germain, Archbishop Mark Macdonald, and Reverend John Snow Jr., hosted by Tony Snow. (Oct 5, 2021)
Recent News from Indigenous Ministries
Friends, Please enjoy these photos of Rev. John Snow Jr., shown here with the Indigenous Ministries booth at the Pacific Mountain Annual General Meeting, held […]Read More
Dear Friends, All are invited to our regional gatherings and discussions of the Calls to the Church and implementing Reconciliation. Join Rev. John Snow Jr., […]Read More
Friends, The United Church of Canada has committed to becoming an anti-racist church. More information can be found at the below video.Read More