As a prelude to the 1993 United Nations Year of Indigenous People, Bishop Sir Paul Reeves, Anglican Observer to the UN, convened a consultation of 21 representatives of indigenous Anglicans from Canada, Aotearoa Maoris (New Zealand) and American churches." "The consultation adopted a mission statement that asserted, among other things, a commitment to `the Anglican tradition while affirming our own traditional spirituality'."
Article gives the mission statement of the Anglican Indigenous Network, a brief history, beginning with its establishment as a working group of the Episcopal Church General Convention in 1991, and a brief outline of the desires and needs of the network.
In December 1995, Canon John Peterson, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, "asked each of the `Networks' associated with the ACC to send a representative to a meeting to help clarify and plan for the future work of these several groups." "The Networks cover the following areas of ministry: Peace and Justice; The Liturgical Consultation; Migration and Refugees; Family; Youth; Indigenous Peoples; and Inter-Faith." The most pressing problem facing the Communion and the groups is a lack of funds. "Some of the needs for better communications have been met by our telecommunications ministry, a ministry that is about to expand into the realm of INTERNET and the WWW (World Wide Web)". Canon Peterson here asks all Anglicans to help "identify the needs of the Anglican Communion and to offer ways we can meet those needs."
"An international group of Indigenous Anglicans has urged the Anglican Communion to provide greater support and resources to help them achieve self-determination and self-sustainability and address urgent issues such as climate change and intergenerational trauma. The Anglican Indigenous Network (AIN), which represents Indigenous Anglicans who are minorities in their own countries, issues these calls in a communique sent to the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) September 2 . The communique also requested increased support for the network's work, and greater representation in Communion structures, including the ACC". The meeting was held at the Six Nations on the Grand River reserve in southern Ontario. Others attending and quoted in article include: Bishop Mark MacDonald (Anglican Church of Canada), Donna Bomberry (Anglican Church of Canada), the Rev. Lewis Powell (Episcopal Church) and Rose Elu (Anglican Church of Australia).
Living Communion : The Official Report of the 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Nottingham 2005 : ...with the daily Bible studies of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Special Reports on Human Sexuality : Presentations by the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church USA
"Compiled by James M. Rosenthal and Susan T. Erdey".
"Published for the Anglican Communion Office" -- verso of t.-p..
Contents divided into x main sections: [Introductory Section] -- The Report -- Financial Reports -- Constitution -- ACC Membership -- Special Report : Human Sexuality -- Provincial Secretaries -- Additional Material.
Contents of Introductory Section: Acknowledgements -- The Church of England.
Contents of The Report: The Resolutions -- Archbishop of Canterbury's Daily Bible Studies -- Sermons, Lectures and Addresses -- Departmental and Commission Reports -- Ecumenical Greetings -- Provincial and Network Reports.
Contents of Sermons, Lectures and Addresses sub-section: Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address / Rowan Williams -- Chairman's Address / John Paterson -- Address on the Millennium Development Goals / Hilary Benn -- Secretary General's Address / Kenneth Kearon -- Sermon at the Diocesan Celebration / Rowan Williams -- Closing Address to ACC-13 / N.T. Wright.
Contents of Departmental and Commission Reports sub-section: Department of Communications -- Department of Ecumenical Affairs -- Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism -- Department of Telecommunications -- Anglican Observer at the United Nations / Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagalaoa-Matalavea.
Contents of Ecumenical Greetings sub-section: From the Baptist World Alliance -- From the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew -- From the Churches Together in Britain -- From the Lutheran World Federation -- From the Mar Thoma Church of Malabar -- From the Methodist Church Conference -- From the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity -- From the World Council of Churches.
Contents of Provincial and Network Reports.sub-section: Province of the Anglican Church of Congo -- Melanesian Brotherhood -- Anglican Indigenous Network -- Anglican Peace and Justice Network -- Anglican Communion Environment Network -- International Anglican Family Network -- Global Anglicanism Project -- International Anglican Women's Network -- International Anglican Youth Network -- International Anglican Liturgical Consultation -- Network for Inter-Faith Concerns -- Theological Education for the Anglican Communion.
Contents of Financial Reports section: Report of Financial and Administrative Committee -- Inter-Anglican Budget.
Contents of Constitution section: Constitution -- The New ACC Constitution : Explanatory Notes.
Contents of ACC Membership section: ACC-13 Participants List.
Contents of Special Report : Human Sexuality section: Presentation by the Anglican Church of Canada : Introductory letter from the Primate of Canada / Andrew Hutchison -- The Conversation in the Canadian Church -- Presentation by the Episcopal Church USA / J. Neil Alexander, Michael Battle, Charles E. Jenkins, Susan Russell, Jane Tully.
Contents of Provincial Secretaries section: Directory of Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion.
Contents of Additional Material Section: Photographs from ACC-13 -- Prayers for the Anglican Communion --Letter to the Children of Anglican Communion -- List of Child Artists in the Compass Rose Competition -- The Compass Rose.
"A consultation of native peoples from New Zealand, Canada and the United States has affirmed self-determination and the value of indigenous traditions. The consultation was held [in Kaneohe, Hawaii] at the initiative of Sir Paul Reeves, himself a Maori, former governor-general of New Zealand and now Anglican observer at the United Nations. It was the second such consultation to be held by the indigenous network."
"As members and friends of the Anglican Indigenous Peoples Network we would like to share some special concerns with the Lambeth Conference. With few exceptions, the concerns of Indigenous People have been invisible here. The many issues that are here before us are clearly important and urgent. However, we respectfully ask that the Conference consider another perspective that we consider vital". Particularly mentions the struggle of the Gwich'in Athabaskan people living in the Arctic border region between Alaska and Canada to resist "proposed oil field development and pipeline operation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Northeastern Alaska" which threatens the existence of the Porcupine Caribou herd.