That this General Synod, responding to the invitation of the representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, receive, accept and affirm the Covenant, trusting in the Spirit's leading, anticipating "that as we covenant and speak and worship ... and journey together new structures and forms will emerge" which will enable and express our commonality in Christ. We see in the Covenant not only a promise and hope for liberation and self-determination for indigenous people, but the possibility for transformation for the whole Anglican Church. CARRIED Act 68
The Covenant, which was signed by 21 people, reads as follows:
We, representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 of April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ:
Under the guidance of God's Spirit, we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada.
To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church in Canada.
May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen.