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Residential Schools Staff

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Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 39
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 39
Mover
Archbishop John Clarke
Seconder
Bishop Duncan Wallace
Prologue
Archbishop John Clarke introduced Ms. Bernice Logan, a former residential schools staff member, who addressed Synod and showed a video of a ten-day trip to Switzerland made by a hockey club from one of the residential schools. Archbishop Clarke said that the majority of staff members were not abusers and Synod had afforded the opportunity to ensure them a place in the history of the church.
Text
That this General Synod recognize and acknowledge the personal sacrifice and dedication of the great majority of the teachers, supervisors and support staff who, with integrity and honour devoted so much of their lives to the education and care of the aboriginal children in the Residential Schools of Canada.
Rev. Andrew Wesley, a survivor of abuse, came forward and embrace Ms. Logan. He said he had been on a journey of forgiveness and encouraged his aboriginal people to do the same. Synod stood in acknowledgement.
Friendly Amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to add the words "including aboriginal peoples" after the words "support staff".
The amended resolution reads -
That this General Synod recognize and acknowledge the personal sacrifice and dedication of the great majority of the teachers, supervisors and support staff including aboriginal peoples who, with integrity and honour devoted so much of their lives to the education and care of the aboriginal children in the Residential Schools of Canada.
The amended resolution was put and CARRIED Act 39
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools - Employees
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Wesley, Andrew
Logan, Bernice (Ruth Bernice), 1931-2022
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