The September 2022 edition of Broadview magazine, “Indigenous Vision,” issue has been guest edited by Rev. Murray Pruden, the national executive minister for Indigenous Ministries and Justice for The United Church of Canada.
Rev. Pruden is Nehiyaw, Cree First Nations from the Goodfish Lake and Saddle Lake First Nations, and he grew up in Smoky Lake, Alta. In his role with the United Church, he works closely with the denomination’s National Indigenous Council and Elders Council to promote Indigenous autonomy within the church, as well as right relations with the non-Indigenous church.
“I chose to be the guest editor for this issue because I like to share the exploration of who I am with others and not hide the fact I am a Cree person. I want to celebrate my identity and the identity of others. My hope is that together we can help those who do not have the same confidence to be proud of who they choose to be,” said Pruden.
Indigenous creators contributed the vast majority of the writing, illustration and photography in this issue. The cover art is an original commission by Chichimeca and Apache artist Mer Young.
Broadview is affiliated with The United Church of Canada but is separately incorporated and editorially independent. It sets its own policies, procedures and editorial programs. This project was funded, in part, by Ontario Creates.