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
That NEC receive and review the first five paragraphs of the statement "Move Beyond Words" in light of the past policies of General Synod and report to the next meeting of NEC with a view to determining the way in which the Anglican Church of Canada can respond to the WCC [World Council of Churches] request that member Churches act on the statement "Move Beyond Words"; and, that the Primate be asked to name a task force for this purpose, made up of Native and non-Native persons. CARRIED #12-05-91
The Primate introduced representatives from the Council and brief addresses were given by Mr. S. Beardy, Mr. Norman Wesley and Mr. Dale Ahenakew. Grave concern was expressed regarding proposed damming of the Severn River system by Ontario Hydro.
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada reaffirm its support to Canada's Aboriginal People where resource development is proposed that infringes and threatens the existence of Aboriginal People; and
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada support the position of: 1. The Coalition of Severn River Chiefs in their struggle to have the Severn River system designated as a dam-free zone.
2. The Moose Factory First Nation on hydroelectric development, proposed by Ontario Hydro's development plan contained in their document "Providing the Balance of Power" in the Moose River drainage basin; and
furthermore, that this NEC communicate this resolution to Ontario Hydro and authorize the Council for Native Ministries and the Public Social Responsibility Unit to work with the Dioceses of Keewatin and Moosonee in implementing this policy. CARRIED #05-05-90
"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.
That this National Executive Council affirms the principle of a major gathering of Native Anglicans every three years (not in a General Synod year); and directs the Administration and Finance Committee to make annual provision in the Assessment Budget for the purpose of funding these major gatherings. CARRIED #66-11-91