"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
"[E]ditors John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam."
28 essays on a variety of subjects by 32 contributors.
Contents: Reconciliation / Rebecca Tababodong -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls -- Rooted in Creation / Stan McKay -- Reclaiming Stolen Land / Olive P. Dickason -- Treaty-Making with the Crown / Sharon Venne -- Land Claims : Stuck in Never-never land / Lorraine Land and Roger Townshend -- Self-Government in the New Millennium / Michael Aesch -- Liberating Canada from the Settler Mythology / Andrew Chapeskie -- Recognizing Traditional Environmental Knowledge / Joanne Barnaby -- Rebuilding Community after Residential Schools / Maggie Hodgson -- Honouring Alternatives in the Criminal Justice System / Irene Fraser -- Restoring Women's Values / Bernice Hammersmith -- Gathering Dust or Gathering Strength : What Should Canada Do with the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? / Lorraine Land -- Kicking Out the Indian Agent / Burton Jacobs -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Nitiassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- The Lubicon Cree : Still No Settlement After All These Years / Bernard Ominayak and Ed Bianchi -- The Fall of Dimlahamid : The Gitxsan Wet'su'weten and the Fallout of the Delgamuukw Decision / Terry Glavin -- Nisga'a Patience : Negotiating Our Way into Canada / Rod Robinson -- From Non-Citizen to Nunavut / John Amagoalik -- Not in My Time : Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Friends of the Lubicon : How a Small Group of People Can Change the World / Kevin Thomas -- Gunboat Diplomacy in Canada / William Payne -- Romancing the "Other" in Aboriginal Support Work / Jennifer Baron -- Outrages Too Many : Teaching Aboriginal Studies / Ann Pohl -- Once More with Honesty : Christian-Aboriginal Solidarity / Murray MacAdam -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- The Healing Journey : the Bridge between Cultures / Shirley Harding -- Note on the Editors -- Note on the Public Justice Resource Centre and Citizens for Public Justice.
The Primate welcomed the Reverend Canon Trevor Jones, who since his appointment as Director of Residential Schools and Hostels Division had prepared a comprehensive report, which he presented on request to the House.
"That the Primate appoint a Committee from this House to consider the Recommendations attached to the Report of Canon Trevor Jones and to have power to implement such recommendations as they believe will be for the welfare of our native people, and if necessary to approach both the Roman Catholic Church and Government authorities where they believe necessary, and to report to this House on the whole matter." CARRIED.
The Primate appointed the following Committee:
The Bishop of Quebec (Convenor); the Bishop of the Arctic; the Bishop of Moosonee; the Bishop of Keewatin; the Bishop of Brandon with Canon Jones as Secretary, and power to add.
The Primate expressed the deep gratitude of the House to Canon Jones for his comprehensive report. The Recommendations from Canon Jones' Report are printed below:
1. That the House of Bishops take appropriate action to formulate a policy for the direction of clergy and other workers of the Anglican Church of Canada regarding matters referred to in this memorandum and the relevant documents referred to herein. (See page 1. also pp. 13-21, 24-36.)
2. That the Archbishops and Bishops in civil provincial regions, for example, Quebec, formulate some common agreement on matters dealing with the education and social welfare of our Indian and Eskimo people in all areas of Canada and take appropriate steps to inform Federal and Provincial Governments and all Anglican Church workers in these areas of this policy. (See pp.70-84,128-132).
3. That the House of Bishops consider the appointment of one of their number to be the interpreter of the Anglican Church of Canada's policy on Indian, Metis and Eskimo concerns to all levels of Government, Federal and Provincial, and that the authorities of the Governments and the Church be advised of this appointment. (See pp.74-75).
4. That the House of Bishops ask the Executive Committee of M.S.C.C. in consultation with the G.B.R.E. and C.S.S. to make a study of the recruitment, training, standards, placement and supervision of all personnel engaged in work among Indians, Metis and Eskimos, with particular reference to those serving in isolated areas and to report their findings to the House of Bishops. (See pp. 36-41);
5. That the House of Bishops consider the issuance of a Pastoral urging Clergy to bring before their congregations the great Christian service they can perform in welcoming to their homes, their churches and their communities their fellow Canadians and churchmen of Indian, Metis and Eskimo ancestry. (See pp. 48, 49, 55).
6. That the House of Bishops give consideration to urging that the appropriate Department of General Synod seek budget provision for the employment of a graduate Anglican sociologist, clerical or lay, to guide the Anglican Church of Canada in all levels of its life as to the best means of participating in Community Development programmes and other sociological approaches to the native people of Canada. (See pp. 16, 31-34, 54, 57).
7. That the House of Bishops ask the Youth Division and the Division of College work and Vocations of the G.B.R.E. to take appropriate action to cause Anglican young people to consider seriously vocations in which they can serve Christ and the Church as teachers, sociologists, et., even though employed by Government with particular reference to bi-lingual competence in English and French. (See pp. 31-34, 73).
8. That, with the concurrence of Diocesan Bishops, the M.S.C.C. be asked: (a) to provide copies of the Lagasse Report free of charge to all Anglican Clergy engaged in Indian and Eskimo Work (Se pp. 42-58).
(b) To commend the Marcuse Report on the "Canadian Indian in an Urban Community", to all Diocesan Bishops for study by appropriate Diocesan authorities who may be involved in Indian Metis Friendship Centres, (Se page 63-66).
9. That the House of Bishops ask the various Provincial Synod Boundaries Committees to study the effects on Church work in their areas of the proposed changes in the Federal-Provincial jurisdictions in relation to health and welfare, education, economic and community development and administration, particularly in relation to the situation in Quebec, the Yukon and the Western Arctic. (See pp. 28-29, 67-70, 124-126).
10. That the House of Bishops ask the Provincial Synod of Ontario to initiate a study of the unsatisfactory conditions existing in certain parts of Northern Ontario with respect to Indian and Metis education, health and welfare and the effects of the rapidly accelerating migration of Indians into the urban areas of Southern Ontario and to report their findings to the appropriate authorities in Church and Government at all appropriate levels. (See pp. 85-94).
11. That the House of Bishops seek ways and means of asking the Unit of Research of General Synod to make a study of the Diocese of Yukon and the Western Arctic and to report its findings to the House of Bishops. (See pp. 28-29, 124-126).
12. That the House of Bishops ask the Bishops in the civil provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to meet together to study the effect on the Church's work of the increasing transferral of Federal Government jurisdiction in the areas of education, health and welfare, economic and community development to Provincial Governments and to make their findings and recommended policy known to all who are involved in the church's work, at all levels. (See pp. 67, 69, 95-107).
13. That the House of Bishops ask the Council for Social Service in consultation with the Archbishop of British Columbia and the responsible Federal and Provincial authorities to study the proposals of the Indian Chief of the Alert Bay Band and report their findings to the appropriate agencies for consideration and possible action. (See pp. 109-120).
The report of the Committee appointed by the Primate to follow up the 1963 report of Canon Trevor Jones was presented by the Bishop of Quebec.
"That the report be received."
Appended to the report were two resolutions which, after amendments by the House, read as follows:
"(1) Resolved that the House of Bishops request the M.S.C.C. to provide a budget for this Committee.
(2) Resolved that, considering the rapid change in culture, education, and economics in north-eastern Ontario and northern Quebec: recognizing the effects such changes are having upon the Indian people in these areas, who were Christianized by the 'Church of England' and therefore look to us for guidance, direction and help, this Committee recommends to the House of Bishops for their consideration and implementation that:
i The suffragan Bishop of Moosonee establish an office and residence in Noranda, Quebec.
ii He develop and maintain a uniformity and continuity of policy amongst the missionaries and Church workers in Indian work in the areal.
iii He act as a liaison officer for the Bishops concerned, representing the Church's policy to the different Government bodies, assisting the people in the presentation of their views, and keeping the Bishops concerned informed of the problems and progress, and the Federal and Provincial Governments informed of this arrangements.
iv The cost of housing, secretarial assistance and additional travel not exceeding $7,500 per annum be provided.
v That this arrangement be reviewed annually by the Primate's Committee on Native Canadians who will report to the House of Bishops."
It was moved by the Bishop of Huron, seconded by the Suffragan Bishop of the Arctic and carried:
"That this House approve the plans submitted by the Committee on Native Canadians and commends them to the appropriate Department and authorities."