Since the termination of Project North in 1987, further evaluation and consultation between the churches in Canada has led to a new coalition on aboriginal justice concerns. This is the result of discussion between the churches, network groups, and native organizations. It shifts the focus of the former Project North to include justice issues for native people all over Canada and is based upon the church leaders' recent statement: "A New Covenant".
That this National Executive Council support and participate fully in the new coalition: Project North - Ecumenical Coalition for Aboriginal Justice; and request the Program Committee to appoint two representatives from the Anglican Church of Canada to its Steering Committee. CARRIED #54-11-88
Bishop Allan presented the report and said that the Council represents an `in-country frontier for mission work'. The members of the Council all share common problems and, often, clergy face crises for which no community support systems are available. He thanked Mr. John Ligertwood and the Reverend Clarke Raymond for their participation and support of the work of the Council. He also paid tribute to Bishop John Sperry, who will retire December 31, 1990, stating he will be greatly missed.
That the block grant request for 1991, in the amount of $3,467,698, be approved. CARRIED #22-11-90