Sunday, October 14, 2018

Indigenous bishop groundbreaking for Sask.

From Canada-

Harper has been elected bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon. His appointment is groundbreaking because Harper is the first Treaty Six member to become an Anglican Diocesan bishop.

Harper was born in Paradise Hill and spent half his younger life on the Onion Lake First Nation, the other half living off reserve in a number of locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
A hard work ethic has always been part of his life, and during the nearly two decades he worked as an EMT/EMT-A, he was also involved in lay ministry in his church.

“At one point, our parish was without a priest,” Harper says, “and the bishop of Saskatchewan approached me about conducting lay ministry services. I wanted to do it right, and I believed that required some education.”

To that end, Harper enrolled in James Settee College which provides theological education for Indigenous clergy and laity.

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