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ANGLICAN COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES #012-08 -13-03 : Amendment to Canon XXII – The National Indigenous Ministry #27-05-13-03

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Date
2013 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-03-13
Date
2013 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 06-03-13
Mover
Chancellor David Jones
Seconder
The Ven. Sidney Black
Prologue
The Chancellor, David Jones, advised that at the 2009 meeting of the Sacred Circle, the Governance Working Group asked ACIP the following questions:
- 1. How will future members of ACIP be selected?
- 2. How will future members in the Sacred Circle be selected?
- 3. How will the next NIAB be selected?
In accordance with the principle of self-determination, it was recognized that the answers to these questions must come from the Indigenous members of our Church and, after extensive consultations during the present triennium, the 2012 meeting of the Sacred Circle unanimously confirmed how these selections will be made in the future. Accordingly, the GWG [Governance Working Group] is proposing to COGS that Canon XXII be amended.
Text
That the Council of General Synod forward amended Canon XXII to General Synod.
ADOPTED #06-03-13
Notes
The text of amended Canon XXII reads:
Be it resolved that this General Synod amend Canon XXII to read as follows:
CANON XXII
THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MINISTRY
The origin of this Canon is the Covenant made by the participants at the 1994 Journey of Spiritual Renewal sponsored by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples:
“...We acknowledge that God is calling us to a prayerful dialogue towards self-determination for us, the Indigenous Peoples, within the Anglican Communion in Canada. Through this new relationship we can better respond to the challenges facing us in a relevant and meaningful way....
“We, representatives of the Indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 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 that 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 vision and give us grace to accomplish it.”
The purpose of this Canon is to provide canonical recognition of structures through which the National Indigenous Ministry may be a self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada.
1. The National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
The National Indigenous Anglican Bishop (NIAB) has a pastoral episcopal relationship with all indigenous ministries in the Anglican Church of Canada. This role is exercised in partnership with diocesan bishops.
The NIAB is a member of the Sacred Circle, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, the House of Bishops, General Synod and the Council of the North.
Selection Process for the NIAB
A person is eligible for selection as the NIAB if that person
(a) is of the full age of thirty years;
(b) is a priest or bishop in Holy Orders of The Anglican Church of Canada, or of a church in full communion therewith;
(c) is faithful in the doctrines and discipline of The Anglican Church of Canada as determined and defined by the official formularies of that church;
(d) is known and recognized as being a person of integrity and moral stature; and
(e) has those qualities and abilities of leadership, experience and learning that will enable that person to fulfil the duties of a chief pastor in the Church of God.
When a vacancy occurs (or is about to occur) in the office of NIAB, ACIP will create a search committee (which must include an elder) to determine the specific qualities and additional qualifications that might be required or desirable with respect to the person to fill the vacancy; identify potential candidates; assemble information from the persons who are prepared to become candidates; and prepare a short list of candidates for ACIP.
ACIP will elect a person from the short list submitted by the selection committee, and will send the name of the NIAB-elect to the Primate for concurrence by the Primate and the four Provincial Metropolitans.
Following concurrence, the Primate will consecrate the NIAB-elect (if not already a bishop) and install the NIAB in office.
At the first opportunity following the NIAB’s installation in office, the Sacred Circle will receive the NIAB as its presiding elder.
Term of Office for the NIAB
The term of office for the NIAB is nine years from the date of installation. The NIAB whose term has been completed is eligible to stand for election for a further term.
The NIAB must retire on reaching the age of 70.
Vacancy in the Office of the NIAB
If the NIAB dies, resigns, retires, or for any other reason the office of the NIAB is vacant, or the NIAB is unable to act by reason of absence or illness, the Primate in consultation with the chair or co-chairs of ACIP will designate the senior indigenous bishop in The Anglican Church of Canada willing to undertake the task as the Acting NIAB.
2. The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) consists of representatives from dioceses where significant Indigenous ministry is taking place, the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop (who is the ACIP liaison with the Council of the North and the House of Bishops), and additional members as determined by ACIP.
The members of ACIP must be aboriginal, members of The Anglican Church of Canada, and active in their parish or diocese.
ACIP will consist of the following persons:
(a) The NIAB.
(b) Two persons elected by each Provincial Caucus at the Sacred Circle.
(c) One youth, one elder and one member-at-large appointed by the NIAB.
Except for the NIAB, the terms of ACIP members will end at the conclusion of the next Sacred Circle. Where a vacancy occurs on the Council between Sacred Circles, ACIP may appoint a replacement for a person who was elected by the Sacred Circle, and the NIAB may appoint a replacement for a person whom the NIAB had appointed. A person who has served on ACIP is eligible for re-election.
ACIP will select its chair or co-chairs.
ACIP maintains relationships with the House of Bishops, General Synod, the Council of General Synod, the Council of the North, and the International Anglican Indigenous Network.
ACIP organizes the Sacred Circles.
3. The Sacred Circle
The Sacred Circles have met approximately every three years since 1988.
The Sacred Circles are organized by ACIP.
The Sacred Circle will consist of the following voting members:
(a) Ten indigenous members from each of those dioceses identified by ACIP as having significant indigenous ministries. (More persons from these dioceses may attend the Sacred Circle, and may be granted voice but shall not vote.)
(b) Up to ten indigenous members identified by ACIP to represent urban indigenous ministries.
(c) Up to three indigenous members from the Anglican Military Ordinariate
(d) The indigenous bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada, as identified by ACIP.
(e) The NIAB, who is the presiding elder at its meetings.
The Primate is always an invited guest at the Sacred Circle, and has voice but not vote.
Invitations are also generally sent to the bishops from the Council of the North dioceses and the diocese in which the Sacred Circle is being held (if not otherwise included). In addition, ACIP may invite up to twelve partners to attend the Sacred Circle. These invited persons may be granted voice but shall not vote.
The date and location of the meeting of the Sacred Circle are determined by ACIP. The Sacred Circle performs many of the functions of a “Synod” for the indigenous ministries: it provides an opportunity for representatives of the indigenous communities to come together to worship, to discuss, and to communicate with the broader Church.
4. Organization of Indigenous Ministries
Developments in the organization of the indigenous ministries will take place over time, and can be accommodated by changes to the existing constitutional and canonical structures.
Dr. Randall Fairey was applauded for his work on Canon XXII.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada - 21st century
Native Covenant (1994)
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Sacred Circle
Indigenous bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Fairey, Randall N.
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Constitution – Membership of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in the General Synod

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9723
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 11
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 11
Mover
The Ven. Larry Beardy
Seconder
The Ven. Sidney Black
Text
That this General Synod amend section 8 b) of the Constitution of the General Synod by adding a clause vii) as follows:
- vii) the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY IN ALL ORDERS Act 11
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
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Declaration of Principles – Membership of National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in General Synod – Second Reading

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9722
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 10
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 10
Mover
The Ven. Sidney Black
Seconder
Mrs. Freda Lepine
Text
That this General Synod give second reading to the Resolution that section 3 b) of the Declaration of Principles be amended by adding a new clause vii) as follows:
- vii) the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY IN ALL ORDERS Act 10
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
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National Aboriginal Day of Prayer

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9771
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 59
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 59
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson
Seconder
The Ven. Sidney Black
Text
That this General Synod:
1. establish the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on the 21 June in the Calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada, enrolled under the heading of Commemoration, and to be celebrated on June 21st or the nearest convenient Sunday;
2. authorize the Propers for the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer to be as follows:
Collect of the Day
Creator God, from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name. You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love, and empowered us by your Spirit to speak the truth in love, and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness. Mercifully grant that your people, journeying together in partnership, may be strengthened and guided to help one another to grow into the full stature of Christ, who is our light and our life. Amen
Suggested Readings
Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm 19; Philippians 4:4-9; John 1:1-18 Other suitable readings may be appointed.
Prayer over the Gifts
Creator, you bless us with many good gifts returned to you from your creation. Feed us with the Bread of Life, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Preface for Weekdays
Prayer after Communion
Great Creator, you have fed us with bread from heaven. Continue to renew us in your truth, to give light to our minds, strength to our bodies, and seal us with your Holy Spirit. We ask this in Christ‘s name. Amen.
Sentence
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Collecte
Dieu créateur, de qui toute famille au ciel et sur terre tient son nom. Tu nous as enracinés et rattachés à la terre dans une alliance d‘amour, et tu nous as donné, par ton Esprit la force de proclamer ce qui est vrai, avec amour, et de cheminer avec justice et constance. Dans ta bonté, accorde à ton peuple de poursuivre son pèlerinage dans l‘unité; rends-le plus fort et guide-le afin que chacun aide l‘autre dans l‘atteinte de la pleine stature du Christ, notre lumière et notre vie. Amen.
Lectures suggérées
Is. 40:25-31; Psaume 19; Phil. 4:4-9; Jean 1:1-18
[“Other suitable readings may be appointed.” – á traduire]
Off.
Dieu créateur, tu nous a comblés de toutes ces bonnes choses qui viennent de la terre. Reçois maintenant ces dons, fruits de ta création, que nous t‘offrons, et nourris-nous du Pain de Vie, ton Fils Jésus Christ, notre Seigneur. Amen.
Preface des jours de semaine
Postcommunion
Créateur de l‘univers, tu nous as permis de partager cette nourriture céleste. Sans cesse, renouvelle en nous ta vérité, éclaire nos esprits de ta lumière, donne force à nos corps, et marque-nous du sceau de ton Esprit Saint. Nous te le demandons au nom du Christ. Amen.
Les cieux racontent la gloire de Dieu, le firmament proclame l‘oeuvre de ses mains. Psaume 19:1
CARRIED Act 59
Subjects
National Aboriginal Day of Prayer (June 21)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts
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Providing Canonical Recognition for the Roles of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, and Sacred Circle

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9770
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 58
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 58
Mover
Canon Dr. Randall Fairey
Seconder
The Ven. Sidney Black
Text
Be it resolved that this General Synod enact Canon XXII as follows:
CANON XXII
THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MINISTRY
The origin of this Canon is the Covenant made by the participants at the 1994 Journey of Spiritual Renewal sponsored by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples:
"...We acknowledge that God is calling us to a prayerful dialogue towards self-determination for us, the Indigenous Peoples, within the Anglican Communion in Canada. Through this new relationship we can better respond to the challenges facing us in a relevant and meaningful way....
"We, representatives of the Indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 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 that 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 vision and give us grace to accomplish it.."
The purpose of this Canon is to provide canonical recognition of structures through which the National Indigenous Ministry may be a self determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada.
1. The National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
The National Indigenous Anglican Bishop (NIAB) has a pastoral episcopal relationship with all indigenous ministries in the Anglican Church of Canada. This role is exercised in co-operation with diocesan bishops, who may delegate authority to the NIAB.
The NIAB is a member of the Sacred Circle, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, the House of Bishops, General Synod and the Council of the North.
2. The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) consists of representatives from dioceses where significant Indigenous ministry is taking place, the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop (who is the ACIP liaison with the Council of the North and the House of Bishops), and additional members as determined by ACIP.
ACIP maintains relationships with the House of Bishops, General Synod, the Council of General Synod, the Council of the North, and the Anglican Indigenous Network.
ACIP organizes the Sacred Circles.
3. The Sacred Circle
The Sacred Circles have met approximately every three years since 1988.
The Sacred Circles are organized by ACIP. Invitations are sent to each of the known First Nations, Inuit, Metis and urban Indigenous ministries in the Anglican Church to send 1 clergy, 1 elder and 1 youth representative. The Primate and the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop are full participants. Invitations are also generally sent to the bishops from the Council of the North dioceses and the diocese in which the Sacred Circle is being held (if not otherwise included), as well as a small number of partners.
The date and location of the meeting of the Sacred Circle are determined by ACIP.
The Sacred Circle performs many of the functions of a "Synod" for the indigenous ministries: it provides an opportunity for representatives of the indigenous communities to come together to worship, to discuss, and to communicate with the broader Church.
4. Organization of Indigenous Ministries
Currently, the Indigenous ministries all operate within existing dioceses. In addition to their diocesan bishop, they may have a pastoral relationship with the National Indigenous Anglican bishop.
Some Indigenous area ministries have expressed an interest in having their own episcopal oversight — whether as part of their existing dioceses, or by becoming a separate diocese altogether. These developments will take place over time, and can be accommodated by changes to the existing constitutional and canonical structures.
CARRIED Act 58
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon XXII
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Ministry
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Sacred Circle
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
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