Dear Friends of St. Andrew’s College,
In the wake of recent events in Saskatchewan resulting in tragic divisions in our province between non-Indigenous and indigenous peoples here, St. Andrew’s College Council wishes to remind ourselves, particularly non-Indigenous members of the St. Andrew’s College community and of our province, that in the economy of our Creator there is no property that equals the value of a human life.
At this time we would lift up the Biblical teaching that we belong to one another. We are our brother’s and our sister’s keepers. This obligation to care for one another and value each other’s lives extends to all. It is greater than any division of race or culture. Fears of those who are different from us are to be faced and should never be used as an excuse for violence.
To the Indigenous members of the St. Andrew’s College community and of our province, and especially to the family of Colton Boushie, we join others in extending our sympathy and condolences. We commit to re-double our efforts to work for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan and beyond.
St. Andrew's College Council