That this National Executive Council endorses the annual inclusion of native theological students and other appropriate native Church leaders in Canadian Theological Students' Conferences. CARRIED #27-03-89
A proposed motion regarding the Restructuring and Membership Proposal for the Council was received for information. It will be presented to the General Synod in June 1989.
That this National Executive Council endorses in principle the designation of one or more Sundays per year to emphasize and raise awareness and support for the second National Native Convocation and requests the Council for Native Ministries to bring forward specific recommendations to a subsequent meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED #28-03-89
That the Agenda Task Force for General Synod arrange an observance of one minute silence at the opening of the 1989 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in honour of the Beothuks, the aboriginal people of Newfoundland who were completely exterminated.
The following amendment to the motion was put:
Moved by: Rt. Rev. M. Genge
Seconded by: Rev. O.W. Coffin
That the wording "in honour of the Beothuks, the aboriginal people of Newfoundland who were completely exterminated" be changed to "in honour of the aboriginal people of Canada who were extinguished".
Following lengthy discussion, it was -
Moved by: Most Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconded by: Ven. J.R. Clarke
That this motion and amendment be referred to a Task Force, appointed by the Primate, for discussion, revision and return on Thursday, March 9, 1989. CARRIED #29-03-89
On Thursday, March 9, 1989, the following motion was presented:
That this National Executive Council request the Primate to examine ways of addressing the concerns of Native people in the opening eucharist at General Synod 1989. We suggest that intercessions include the opportunity for Native people to recognize the original inhabitants of Newfoundland, especially the Beothuks, and the contributions and agonies of the Native people of Canada. CARRIED #30-03-89
At the October 1989 meeting of the National Executive Council , a motion was passed with a correction to the above resolutions as follows:
Moved by: Most Rev. D.W. Hambidge
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. G.F. Woolsey
Corrections to minutes:
- Page 19, line 1 of motion Bothwell/Clarke, add the word "and" between the words "motion amendment" (i.e. motion and amendment).
That the minutes of March 1989, as amended be adopted. CARRIED #01-10-89
That this National Executive Council receive with deep gratitude the report of the Council for Native Ministries and refer it to the Officers for assistance in the preparation of resolutions for presentations to the General Synod 1989. CARRIES #15-11-88
"Reprinted from the December 1, 1988 issue of 'Anglican Magazine', for Council for Native Ministries, Anglican Church of Canada". -- Cover.
"One-hundred-and-eighty native Canadian Anglicans gathered in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, last October , to share their dreams as native people and as members of the Anglican Church of Canada. .... John Bird, the editor of 'Anglican Magazine', provided exceptional coverage of this convocation. He so eloquently captured the spirit of the occasion. As I read 'Recovering the feather' in the December 1, 1988 issue of the magazine, I could sense the powerful spirituality of the people, feel their pain, and rejoice in their hope. There have been many requests for copies of the December issue of 'Anglican Magazine'. .... It is with joy that I commend the reprinting of this exemplary piece of journalism". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Laverne Jacobs, Co-ordinator, Council for Native Ministries, Anglican Church of Canada -- The last thing we suspect / John Bird -- Recovering the feather : reflections on the First National Convocation of Native Canadian Anglicans / John Bird -- Thank you and I love you / Jackie Paddy -- He calls each one of us by name : naming our history and moving beyond it with Christ / Marina Jones -- Jesus is the only way : About being saved : a personal account / Daniel Aupalu -- A Drink from the Well of Our Ancestors / Eva Solomon -- Inculturation / Eva Solomon.