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Aboriginal group condemns DFO violence, calls for `nation-to-nation' negotiations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7561
Date
2000 October 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2000 October 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, October 6, 2000 -- The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples has condemned "the violence, threats of violence, and intimidation tactics used by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans" in the Burnt Church lobster fishery dispute, in a statement released here today.
"Such control tactics disrespect the human rights and endanger the lives of the people of Burnt Church, while undermining the very possibility of establishing an atmosphere conducive to dialogue and resolution of the dispute," the statement reads. "In this day and age, such antiquated `Cowboys and Indians' approaches ... cannot be tolerated."
The Rt. Reverend Gordon Beardy, bishop of the Diocese of Keewatin, visited the Burnt Church community at the end of September [2000]. The statement was prepared after members of the Council had heard his eyewitness account, which they say confirms that Burnt Church is "a community under siege." Although the immediate crisis seems to have passed, the statement notes "the deep tensions and injustices underlying the dispute at Burnt Church are far from over".
"Bishop Beardy witnessed firsthand children being traumatized by the continual presence of helicopters circling overhead," the statement reads. "He heard stories of women who watched in horror as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans rammed native boats, threatening the lives of native fishers, and confiscating their traps. He spoke with young men who were nightly harassed and intimidated by the RCMP, and with community members who lived in mounting fear of violent reprisals from non-native fishers".
The Council says the government "should fully inform Canadians concerning the historical and legal facts related to the dispute at Burnt Church." The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a treaty gives the Mi'kmaq people the right to fish, but the government has continued to act as if no such right exists.
It says the government must move immediately to conduct nation-to-nation negotiations "to ensure an equitable sharing of resources between First Nations and the larger Canadian society."
The 19-member Council represents Indigenous Anglicans in 17 dioceses (regions) of Canada. It works to renew Indigenous spiritual and cultural traditions and support self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
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A copy of the complete statement is attached.
For further information contact: Larry Beardy, Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples 204-677-3846 or 204-677-4652 or Chris Hiller, Indigenous Justice Coordinator 416-924-9199 ext 239
Contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Information Resources, 416-924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence); www.anglican.ca
Notes
Statement of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples Regarding Burnt Church
October 4, 2000
As followers of our Creator-God who calls us to justice and love, we, the members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, stand in solidarity with the Mi'kmaq people of Esgenoopetitj/Burnt Church as they continue their struggle for the recognition of their treaty rights and their dignity as a People.
Over the past few months, we have been deeply distressed by reports in the media and from ecumenical observers stationed in Burnt Church. A recent visit to the community by the Right Reverend Gordon Beardy, bishop of the Diocese of Keewatin, has confirmed what we have heard: that Burnt Church has been, and continues to be, a community under siege.
Bishop Beardy witnessed firsthand children being traumatized by the continual presence of helicopters circling overhead. He heard stories of women who watched in horror as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans rammed native boats, threatening the lives of native fishers, and confiscating their traps. He spoke with young men who were nightly harassed and intimidated by the RCMP, and with community members who lived in mounting fear of violent reprisals from non-native fishers.
In the stories of our Mi'kmaq brothers and sisters, we hear echoes of our own bitter struggles and those of our Peoples over hundreds of years, and we are deeply pained and angered.
We recognize and affirm that the people of Esgenoopetitj have ended their fishing season on their own terms, on their traditional Treaty Day. We commend them for demonstrating incredible courage and restraint in refusing to be drawn into confrontation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans or with non-native fishers. Their ancestors have shown similar patience and restraint for hundreds of years.
While the immediate crisis on the waters of Miramichi Bay may have dissipated, we know as indigenous people that the deep tensions and injustices underlying the dispute at Burnt Church are far from over.
As members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples,
- We condemn the violence, threats of violence, and intimidation tactics used by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Such control tactics disrespect the human rights and endanger the lives of the people of Burnt Church, while undermining the very possibility of establishing an atmosphere conducive to dialogue and resolution of the dispute. In this day and age such antiquated `Cowboys and Indians' approaches, which have the effect of controlling the lives of indigenous peoples, cannot be tolerated.
- We call on the federal government and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to show patience and restraint commensurate with that shown by the people of Esgenoopetitj/Burnt Church for decades. The government and its agencies must refrain from fast and heavy-handed responses in order to create space for calm and thoughtful dialogue to prevail.
- We demand that the federal government exercise its responsibility to fully inform Canadians concerning the historical and legal facts related to the dispute at Burnt Church, rather than promoting one-sided versions that demonize indigenous peoples as `lawbreakers'. All parties, and all people living in Canada, require clear, unbiased, and complete information concerning this dispute.
- In keeping with the recommendations of Canada's `Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples' we call on the federal government to enter without delay into peaceful nation-to-nation negotiations with the people of Esgenoopetitj/Burnt Church to ensure an equitable sharing of resources between First Nations and the larger Canadian society. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal government can no longer assume an unrestricted and unilateral right to regulate the fishery. Instead, negotiations must be based upon the recognition of the treaty rights of the people of Esgenoopetitj to establish and manage their own fishery.
We speak in response to the cries of the people of Burnt Church and the call of our Creator, in the hope that one day justice might prevail and that all of us -- both indigenous and non-indigenous -- might one day live together in peace.
[CAC names to be added]
Subjects
Fisheries - Canada - Law and legislation
Fisheries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - New Brunswick
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations
Beardy, Gordon (Gordon Walter), 1950-
Mi'kmaq
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
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ACIP, church leaders examine relationship

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30860
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 October
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 October
Volume
129
Issue
8
Page
9
Notes
Bishop Steven Charleston will lead discussions at the Winnipeg meeting, 7-10 October 2003, being held to look at the relationship between the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the church. The Keewatin diocesan council had hoped for a larger gathering such as a Sacred Circle and asked that the October meeting be cancelled. The meeting will deal with the dispute between ACIP and church leaders following the March 2003 agreement with the federal government about residential schools.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Bomberry, Donna
Charleston, Steven, 1949-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Keewatin
Ashdown, David (David Norman), 1950-
Johnson, Ellie (Eleanor), 1942-
Settlement Agreement
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
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ACIP finds energy for indigenous church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30894
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 November
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 November
Volume
129
Issue
9
Page
1,7
Notes
The October 2003 meeting in Winnipeg between ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] and non-native church members produced a plan of action that calls for the establishment of an eight-member commission to consider how native Anglicans can achieve "self-sufficiency" and "indigenous governance" and an indigenous bishop.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Anglican Church of Canada. Indigenous Covenant Implementation Commission
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Russell, Todd (Todd Norman Dwayne), 1966-
Johnson, Ellie (Eleanor), 1942-
Bomberry, Donna
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ACIP member attended signing `in my own right'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30550
Author
Beardy, Elizabeth
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 May
Author
Beardy, Elizabeth
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 May
Volume
129
Issue
5
Page
4
Notes
Letter to the editor from Elizabeth Beardy in which she corrects an error in the article "Schools agreement signed" (April 2003). "I attended the signing in my own right. I attended because I wanted to show the primate that I supported him. From my time at ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] I understood that it was the intention of ACIP that, after having expressed our concerns to the primate, that we should attend the signing to show him our support. I wanted to show my support for my bishop because I knew he was attending. I wanted to show my support for the synod of my diocese, which signed the agreement. I wanted to show my support for the whole negotiating team, including my husband."
Subjects
Beardy, Elizabeth
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Settlement Agreement
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
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ACIP Participation (012-05-00-05)

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7551
Date
2000 May 4-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-05-00
Date
2000 May 4-7
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-05-00
Mover
Mrs. Grace Delaney
Seconder
Canon Dr. Sue Moxley
Text
That ACIP representative(s) participate whenever decisions that alter ministry with indigenous people are being made within the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED #20-05-00
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Membership
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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ACIP Partners at General Synod 2004 - #026-13-03-11 Amended

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8391
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 16-11-03
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 16-11-03
Mover
Canon Grant Hyslop
Seconder
Chancellor Robert Falby
Text
That this Council of General Synod approves the proposal from the General Synod Planning Committee that members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People, who are not elected members of General Synod by their diocese be invited to be partners at General Synod.
And that the appointment of additional partners, as designated by ACIP, is to be negotiated between the General Synod Planning Committee and ACIP mindful of the allocated budget of $30,000 and the possibility of ACIP augmenting this amount. CARRIED #16-11-03
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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ACIP refines idea of indigenous bishop

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33213
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 December
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 December
Volume
131
Issue
10
Page
11
Notes
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples formed three working groups to move ahead with the plan for a national indigeous bishop.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
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Affirmation of ACIP #044-15-05-11

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9149
Date
2005 November 17-20
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 35-11-05
Date
2005 November 17-20
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 35-11-05
Mover
Ms. Karen Pidcock
Seconder
Ms. Barbara Burrows
Text
That this Council of General Synod affirm and support the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples as it works towards the implementation of the Pinawa Declaration of August 2005, and prepares to nominate a bishop for appointment by the Primate as the first National Indigenous Bishop.
Motion to table
Moved by: Canon Marilyn Dean
Seconded by: Canon Robert Falby
That the motion be tabled until the May 2006 meeting of the Council of General Synod. DEFEATED
Vote on the motion which reads.
Discussion:
Council discussed the resolution. The Primate commented that he envisions a process for the first bishop whereby the ACIP would nominate to the Primate their selection of a person already a bishop.
Vote on the motion. CARRIED #35-11-05
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Indigenous bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
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Date
1999 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-10-99
Date
1999 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 01-10-99
Mover
Bishop Ferris
Seconder
Archbishop Crawley
Prologue
Bishop Ferris, chair of the agenda committee announced additions to the agenda. He reminded the members that the day to be spent with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples had been planned with representatives from that group.
Text
"That the agenda be adopted with those changes." CARRIED Res. #HB-01-10-99
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
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Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35794
Author
Chum, Caroline
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Northland (Diocese of Moosonee)
Date
2009 Summer
Author
Chum, Caroline
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Northland (Diocese of Moosonee)
Date
2009 Summer
Volume
65
Issue
4
Page
4-6
Notes
A detailed description of two meetings of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP). The first meeting (October 29-November 1, 2008) included a presentation on area ministries and self-determination for Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario, to the House of Bishops meeting in Niagara Falls, Ont. ACIP also heard a presentation from the Governance Working Group entitled "The Anglican Church of Canada National Indigenous Ministry". Also includes description of meeting held 27-29 March 2009 to plan for the August 2009 Sacred Circle in Port Elgin, Ont.
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
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