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15. Program Committee Report

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Fenwick
Seconder
MacKenzie
Text
That the paper "A Transforming Influence" be prepared with suggestions for study (along the lines of a bulletin) for diocesan and parish use. CARRIED
Notes
[A published edition of this report is available in the Church House Library (OTCH).]
Subjects
A Transforming Influence : Native Peoples and Northern Development, Social Justice and the Church
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada, Northern - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Information resources - Publication and distribution
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15. Program Committee Report

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution

1992 : Aboriginal reflections on 500 years

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3586
Publication Date
[1992]
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 N5 1992
Place
[Toronto ON]
Publisher
[First Nations Ecumenical Liturgical Resources, History and Publications]
Publication Date
[1992]
Physical_Description
28 p. : ill. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
"Joyce Carlson, Editor".
"[P]repared by Aboriginal peoples out of concern to present an Aboriginal perspective at the quincentenary of European arrival to the Americas in 1992". "Meditations, articles and reflections are intended to be a resource for persons interested in cross-cultural understandings and an encouragement of dialogue within the Aboriginal community". -- Intro. p. 2.
Contents: Introduction / Joyce Carlson -- Land of Promise / Stan McKay -- Voice of Our Forefathers / Andrew Atagotaluk [i.e. Atagotaaluk] -- Being an Indian in Today's Society / Laverne Jacobs -- A Challenge to the Church / Laverne Jacobs -- Let Us Be / Laverne Jacobs -- 1492 / Peggy Montague -- Native Leadership / Annette Loutit -- Bibliography / Janet Silman -- International Connections -- Acknowledgements.
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Carlson, Joyce Clouston, 1949-
Atagotaaluk, Andrew (Andrew Philip), 1950-
Jacobs, Laverne V.B. (Laverne Valentino Burton), 1942-
Loutit, Annette
McKay, Stan (Stanley John), 1942-
Montague, Peggy
Silman, Janet, 1947-
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - United Church of Canada
Inuit - Canada
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 - Episcopal Church
Indigenous spirituality
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Call Number
E 78 C2 N5 1992
Location
General Synod Archives
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1992 : Aboriginal reflections on 500 years

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8481
Publication Date
[1992]
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 N5 1992
Place
[Toronto ON]
Publisher
[First Nations Ecumenical Liturgical Resources, History and Publications]
Publication Date
[1992]
Physical_Description
28 p. : ill. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
"Joyce Carlson, Editor".
"[P]repared by Aboriginal peoples out of concern to present an Aboriginal perspective at the quincentenary of European arrival to the Americas in 1992". "Meditations, articles and reflections are intended to be a resource for persons interested in cross-cultural understandings and an encouragement of dialogue within the Aboriginal community". -- Intro. p. 2.
Contents: Introduction / Joyce Carlson -- Land of Promise / Stan McKay -- Voice of Our Forefathers / Andrew Atagotaluk [i.e. Atagotaaluk] -- Being an Indian in Today's Society / Laverne Jacobs -- A Challenge to the Church / Laverne Jacobs -- Let Us Be / Laverne Jacobs -- 1492 / Peggy Montague -- Native Leadership / Annette Loutit -- Bibliography / Janet Silman -- International Connections -- Acknowledgements.
Added Entry
Carlson, Joyce Clouston, 1949-
Atagotaaluk, Andrew (Andrew Philip), 1950-
Jacobs, Laverne V.B. (Laverne Valentino Burton), 1942-
Loutit, Annette
McKay, Stan (Stanley John), 1942-
Montague, Peggy
Silman, Janet, 1947-
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - United Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Inuit - Canada
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 - Episcopal Church
Indigenous spirituality
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Call Number
E 78 C2 N5 1992
Location
General Synod Archives
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Aboriginal Anglicans get approval to form self-determining community within the church

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Date
1995 June 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1995 June 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
OTTAWA (June 9) -- The 300-member General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has accepted and confirmed a covenant which encourages indigenous peoples to create a self-determining community within the church.
The covenant was drafted and signed by Aboriginal Anglicans at a gathering in Winnipeg last April.
Bishop Gordon Beardy of the Diocese of Keewatin, told Synod it is time for native people from across the country to begin a dialogue on what they mean by self determination and partnership within the Anglican Church. (Bishop Beardy is the second Aboriginal person elected bishop in the Canadian Anglican Church.)
Bishops James Cruickshank of the Diocese of Cariboo, said he was "deeply moved" by the desire of Aboriginal Anglicans to shape their future. "I believe one of the great promises of the Gospel is that we can be responsible for our own lives," he said. "What I hear our native brothers and sisters saying is that it is time for them to accept responsibility for their future and to move from a feeling of dependency on the church to a sense of independence."
Although one speaker expressed concern that native and non-native Anglicans would lose their connection if a self-determining Aboriginal church were created, most Synod members expressed overwhelming support for the covenant.
"We are letting go of something precious, but it may be necessary to let go so that we an receive each other back again in fullness," said Bishop Cruickshank. "I believe we will be a richer church for it."
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Contact: Sam Carriere or Lorie Chortyk, Media Relations, General Synod. News Room: (623) 788-2600 ext. 2040 Cellular (613) 720-1468
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (34th : 1995 : Ottawa, Ont.)
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous Covenant
Covenants - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Aboriginal Anglicans move toward self-governing church

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Date
1994 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1994 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
Winnipeg, May 6, 1994 -- The trend toward native self-government has taken another step forward, this time in the church. A group of Aboriginal Anglicans has agreed to work toward the creation of "a new, self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada."
The decision arises from a consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders which was called to advise the church on priorities. The group, which included members of the Church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council, meeting in Winnipeg this week.
The statement invites the Anglican Church "to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey."
"We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision," said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. "We felt the presence of the Holy Spirit all through the gathering. Every day we shared traditional [aboriginal religious] teachings, scripture readings, the eucharist and biblical reflection."
"We feel like new missionaries," said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. "We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans."
Archbishop Michael Peers, the church's Primate, notes that the church began a fundamental reviews of its relationship with native people 25 years ago, after a national report called its practices into question. "Since that time, we've worked at ways to increase our sensitivity to the needs and hopes of Aboriginal people. The dialogue that will be created by this initiative is a further step along that road.
This is a sign of increased self-confidence, and a perception within the Aboriginal community that the rest of the church is ready and willing for this dialogue," he said. "Much of that dialogue will take place in local congregations and in dioceses."
The initiative comes at time when the church is examining all of its structures and priorities. The National Executive Council has welcomed the Aboriginal initiative and pledged its "prayerful support and dialogue" throughout the process of developing a new relationship.
Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about four percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two "suffragan" (assistant) bishops.
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Contact: John Bird, media relations (416) 924-9199, ext. 256
Other participants in the native consultation are available for comment in other parts of the country: Donna Bomberry -- (905) 563-8510 (Niagara Peninsula), The Rev. Margaret Waterchief -- (403) 651-3246 (Southern Alberta), The Rev. Martin Wolfleg -- (604) 224-2597 (Vancouver), Esther Wesley -- (705) 267-7911 (Timmins, Ontario), Olive Elm -- (519) 652-2714 (h) (Southwestern Ontario), Morris Fiddler -- (807) 471-2520 (Northwestern Ontario), The Rev. Joshua Arreak -- (819) 979-3542 (Iqaluit, Nunavut), The Rev. James Isbister -- c/o (306) 763-8781 (Prince Albert, Sask.), The Rev. Murray Still -- (306) 734-2332 (Southern Saskatchewan), Audrey McKay -- (604) 621-3278 (w) or 3324 (h) (Nass Valley, BC), Vi Samaha -- (604) 458-2330 (central British Columbia), The Rev. Lily Bell -- (604) 626-3559 (Haida Gwaii)
Notes
[Text of Covenant reads as follows:]
A Covenant
We, representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 of 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 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 new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen.
[21 signatures]
Background to Covenant:
Our Journey of Spiritual Renewal
We, the indigenous partners in Canada of the Anglican Communion respectfully affirm our place in God's Creation and in God's Love, manifest through the Grace of Jesus Christ. In specific, we address the Anglican Canadians with whom we are in direct Communion.
We have shared a journey of close to three centuries in which we have been:
- denied our place in God's Creation
- denied our right as Children of God
- treated as less than equal; and
- subjected to abuse, culturally, physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually.
The result, in our communities, homes and daily lives, has been and continues to be:
- broken homes and lives;
- sexual and family violence;
- high recidivism and incarceration rates;
- high chemical abuse;
- loss of spiritual fulfillment;
- loss of cultures, languages and traditions; and
- poor stewardship of Mother Earth.
Because the National Church's canons, structure and policies have not always responded to our needs nor heard our voice; we now claim our place and responsibility as equal partners in a new shared journey of healing moving towards wholeness and justice.
We acknowledge that God is calling us to a prayerful dialogue towards self-determination for us, the Indigenous People, 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.
As faithful people of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, we invite you, the Anglican Communion of Canada, to covenant with us, the Indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey.
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Native Ministries
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous Covenant
Covenants - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Aboriginal Day of Prayer

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Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 1-2-87
Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 1-2-87
Mover
Bishop Morgan
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Prologue
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.
Text
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
Subjects
National Aboriginal Day of Prayer (March 22)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Indigenous peoples - Canada
First Ministers' Conference on Aboriginal Constitutional Matters (1987 : Ottawa, Ont.)
A New Covenant
Special Sundays
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Aboriginal group condemns DFO violence, calls for `nation-to-nation' negotiations

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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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Aboriginal Issues in British Columbia: A Resource Kit

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1575
Publication Date
c1991
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 B9 A3 1991
Place
[Victoria, BC]
Publisher
Project North (B.C.)
Publication Date
c1991
Physical_Description
v.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Resource kit of materials compiled by Project North (B.C.).
Includes annotated bibliography: 8 p.
Includes "Worship Resources": 12 p.
Includes "A New Covenant ... A Pastoral Statement by the Leaders of the Christian Churches on Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian Constitution" dated February 8, 1987.
Added Entry
Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North)
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Claims
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Claims - Anglican Church of Canada
Project North (B.C.)
A New Covenant
Call Number
E 78 B9 A3 1991
Copies
2 copies
Location
General Synod Archives
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