Bishop Morgan drew attention to the document "The New Covenant" stating that appeals have been received from native people that the Sunday before the First Minister's Conference be designated a Day of Prayer.
That this House of Bishops respond to the request of Native leaders for the Churches to name a Day of Prayer to precede the final First Ministers' Conference to be held on March 26-27, by designating Sunday, March 22, as a Day of Prayer for Aboriginal Peoples:
And that we commend the document entitled "A New Covenant" prepared as a Pastoral Statement by leaders of the Christian Churches to be used as a focus for this Day of Prayer. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council express to the Governments of Canada and the Provinces our dismay at the failure of the final scheduled First Ministers' Conference with Aboriginal self-government on the Constitution.
Further, that we reaffirm our support for the Aboriginal Peoples in their struggle for self-government and commit ourselves to work together to find new ways to entrench the right of self-government in the Constitution. CARRIED #56-05-87