41st Annual National Conference
Leadership at the Margins
February 15-18, 2006
York the Hotel
Rudy Wiebe is the author of nine novels, four short story collections, and three essay collections on distinctly Canadian subjects ranging from First Nations people to Mennonite settlers. Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman, is a powerful book, acclaimed across Canada, from the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Big Bear and Rudy Wiebe,an Officer of the Order of Canada. A story of justice and social injustices, of murder and morality, and of finding spiritual strength in events that might break us, told with redeeming compassion and poetic eloquence. Stolen Life is a raw, honest, and beautifully written account of the troubled society we live in, and a deeply moving affirmation of spiritual healing.
Christine MacMillan is the Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. She is a certified addictions counsellor and has worked with abused and homeless women and children in Vancouver, BC and London,England. She has worked in Papua New Guinea as well. Christine has a strong social services background.