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22 days of action for justice, healing

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40154
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 June
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 June
Volume
141
Issue
6
Page
10-11
Notes
"Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate -- in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous people. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald have issued a call to the whole church today to participate in #22days, a campaign that will stretch from the start of the closing of TRC event in Ottawa on May 31 [2015] to National Aboriginal Day on June 21 [2015]. 22days was first conceived of by a group of cathedral deans from cities in which a national TRC event was held and was 'heartily endorsed' by the House of Bishops" (p. 10). "The General Synod communications team has created a web page -- 22days.ca -- that will offer resources, including 22 videos featuring former residential school students and staff describing their experiences in the schools. The videos are not the typical 30-second sound bytes people are used to viewing on television, they are about 15 to 20 minutes each, in order to tell the stories in a more whole and sensitive way, said Anglican Video senior producer Lisa Barry. One video will be added daily to the website during the 22-day period and each will be accompanied by a prayer, written by various people in the church" (p. 11).
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
22 Days Campaign
Deans, Cathedral and collegiate - Anglican Church of Canada
Parker, Shane A.D. (Shane Alexander Donaldson), 1958-
Elliott, Peter G. (Peter Gordon), 1954-
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Barry, Lisa
Web sites - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Across Canada: Church responds to suicide pandemic

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38117
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 October
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 October
Volume
138
Issue
8
Page
5
Notes
"Suicide is 'not an easy tea and cookie conversation', Cynthia Patterson told a gathering of about 200 indigenous Anglicans at the Seventh Sacred Circle. However, she added, the pandemic among aboriginal people can no longer be ignored. In Nunavut, the suicide rate is 15 times the national average -- which is 15 per 100,000 people. In the Arctic, it is 11 times the national average. Families need to talk about suicide instead of sweeping it under the rug, said Patterson. 'We have kids, aunts and uncles who die and the pain is so great .. We don't talk about them .. It's as if they've disappeared'. For its part, the Anglican church has moved oversight of the suicide-prevention program to the indigenous ministry department, noted Patterson. The aim is to 'extend its reach into every nook and cranny', said National Indigenous Anglican Bishops Mark MacDonald. Suicide prevention will now be part of training for clergy, catechists and other church workers, he told the Journal". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Suicide - Prevention
Suicide - Canada - Statistics
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Suicidal behavior
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Anglican Church of Canada. Indigenous Ministries
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ANGLICAN COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES #012-03/04/05/06-11-11 : The Mississauga Declaration #012-06-11-11

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9873
Date
2011 November 18-20
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-11
Date
2011 November 18-20
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 09-11-11
Mover
Archdeacon Harry Huskins
Seconder
Archdeacon Lynn McNaughton
Prologue
The Rev. Norman Casey, ACIP Co-Chair, welcomed members to a session in which they experienced meeting in a Sacred Circle. The session began a prayer and scripture reading by Mr. Peter Kitchekesik.
Bishop Mark McDonald presented the ACIP report. He spoke of the deepening crises and urgent needs in Indigenous communities both on and off reserve; the pressing issues of governance, sovereign identity and pastoral care. These crises and growing frustration led ACIP to write "The Mississauga Declaration", an urgent cry for self-determination and a call to the church. Bishop McDonald emphasized that a practical accommodation to the culture and boundaries of Indigenous life within the structures of the church is sought. He outlined an aggressive timeline that would see a comprehensive plan presented to COGS and the House of Bishops in the Spring and to the Sacred Circle in August 2012. Members then offered their reflections on what they had heard. The session closed with prayer.
Following the lunch break, the Prolocutor Canon Robert Falby assumed the chair.
The Primate acknowledged ACIP's moving presentation and suggested that COGS respond with a formal resolution. It was
Text
That the Council of General Synod in a spirit of great respect and hope receives The Mississauga Declaration as a gracious invitation and urgent call to the whole church to renewed commitment in walking and working with Indigenous Peoples in addressing the many crises in their communities, in strengthening pastoral ministries, in supporting their desires for self determination, and in re-affirming their sovereignty as People of the Land.
ADOPTED #09-11-11
Notes
The text of the Mississauga Declaration is attached as Appendix D.
APPENDIX D
THE MISSISSAUGA DECLARATION
Gathered in a sacred circle of love, prayer, and hope, we placed the Gospel in the centre and listened to hear God’s voice. Seventeen years after The Covenant, our communities are still in crisis and we are convinced that we must act in defense of the people and the Land. Though gathered as a consultation on governance, we have realized that our task is more urgent and more extensive. We affirm that God has a plan for us in the Gospel and that we must claim the freedom to become what God has called us to be. We believe that we must act now to reaffirm our sovereign identity as the people of the Land and to revive, renew and reclaim the ministries in our communities. Empowered in faith, we will live and work to overcome the crisis that brings overwhelming death to the peoples of this land.
We need to explore the possibilities and potential as spelled out in the Indigenous Covenant Implementation Commission’s work that would develop structures of authority, ministries and jurisdiction up to and including the development of a fifth province.
Our collective experience over decades of struggle of reconciling the historical wrongs and now the impact of assimilation upon our Elders, our children and grandchildren tells us that realistic answers come from our ways of living upon the Land and from our relationship we have always had with God, through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. We are called by our Elders to take responsibility to practice and express our way of life so our children and their children can live as the people of the Land, your neighbors, friends and partners of our Church.
We know God is calling our peoples through our Elders’ Vision to renewal and restoration. With respect for our various traditional ways of living we hear God’s call to our peoples to unite as the renewed and restored peoples upon the Land. We will begin, today, to live towards a vision of ministry to Indigenous peoples throughout our native lands, many of us know as Turtle Island. We commit to plan and pray towards a full expression of God’s truth and love among the People of the Land. We call upon our partners in the Anglican Church and beyond to join us in the fulfillment of this calling.
September 17, 2011
The Four Points, Toronto (“Meeting Place”)
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native Covenant (1994)
Mississauga Declaration
Casey, Norm (Norman R.), 1948-2020
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
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Anglicans celebrate 175th anniversary of Devon Mission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39118
Author
Courey, Allison
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Author
Courey, Allison
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Volume
142
Issue
5
Page
3
Notes
"During the first weekend of April [2016] on Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), Anglicans and others from across the country gathered to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Devon Mission. A colourful procession of Cree dancers, led by a crucifer and a pole covered with eagle feathers, marked the importance of the area as a gathering place for Cree and settler people alike. In many ways, the land -- now divided between the town of The Pas and OCN -- exemplifies the breadth of Indigenous-settler relations in Canada". Henry Budd, a young Cree convert, returned to his home in the north in 1840 "to open the mission, where he spent his life teaching the gospel to his people in their native Cree. In 1853, the first bishop of Rupert's Land, David Anderson, ordained Henry Budd, making him the first Indigenous cleric in what is now Canada. The Henry Budd College for Ministry, opened in his honour in 1980, trains Indigenous catechists and spiritual leaders to this day". "For some, the celebration of Indigenous expressions of Christianity marked a return to the days of their ancestors, when the gospel was expressed through Cree culture and language". "National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald affirmed a sense of hope for the future. 'We do not have two cultures', he said. 'We are Indigenous Christians'".
Author is "chaplain at St. John's College, Winnipeg, and editor of 'Rupert's Land News'".
Subjects
Devon Mission (The Pas, Man.) - History
Native peoples - Canada - Missions - History
Anglican Church of Canada - Missions - Manitoba - History
Budd, Henry, 1812-1875
Cree Indians - Manitoba
Christianity and culture - Anglican Church of Canada
Native spirituality - Anglican Church of Canada
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
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Anglicans must 'face the lion'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40108
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 May
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 May
Volume
141
Issue
5
Page
1, 10
Notes
From 23 to 27 February 2015, an Anglican "eco-bishops conference" was held in Cape Town, South Africa. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and Bishop Jane Alexander of Edmonton, joined 15 other bishops at the conference which "was hosted by the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, which is dedicated to fighting climate change. On Good Friday, April 3 [2015], the bishops -- representing 15 provinces of the Anglican Communion -- issued a declaration urging Anglican worldwide to recognize climate change as 'the most urgent moral issue of our day'" (p. 10). Bishop Jane Alexander "admitted to being particularly struck by the difficulties illustrated in a story told by the bishop of Fiji, Apimeleki Qiliho, whose diocese includes a number of small islands that, it is predicted, will be submerged within a generation". "But there were challenges inherent in such a diverse meeting as well. Much work still needed to be done to bring everyone onto the same page, according to Ncumisa Ukeweva Magadla, one of the conference organizers. 'I felt like they were coming from two different worlds, the Indigenous churches and the Western churches', she said. 'I really did think that some of the bishops -- especially the ones coming from the Western side -- did not understand the issues that were going on in those Indigenous countries like Fiji, like the Philippines, where they face water literally at their doorstep'" (p. 10).
Subjects
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion - Congresses
Climatic changes - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion Environmental Network
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Alexander, Jane, 1959-
Qiliho, Apimeleki Nadoki (Api)
Magadla, Ncumisa Ukeweva
Climatic changes - Fiji
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources
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Bishop Mark L. MacDonald

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9275
Date
2007 January 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2007 January 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, January 4, 2007
The Rt. Rev. Mark L. MacDonald will assume office as the Anglican Church of Canada's first National Indigenous Bishop after serving 10 years as Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska where he was consecrated bishop on Sept. 13, 1997.
He is far from unfamiliar with Canada, having attended Wycliffe College in Toronto and served as a priest in Mississauga, Ont.
Bishop MacDonald was born on Jan. 15, 1954, the son of Blake and Sue Nell MacDonald. His formal education includes a B.A. in religious studies and psychology at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, an MA in Divinity from Wycliffe, and post-graduate work at Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.
Bishop MacDonald has a long and varied ministry, holding positions in Mississauga. Ont., Duluth, MN; Tomah, WI and Mauston, WI; Portland, OR; and the Southeast Regional mission of the diocese of Navajoland. Immediately prior to his ordination to the episcopate, Bishop MacDonald was Canon Missioner for Training in the Diocese on MN [Minnesota] and vicar of St. Antipas' Church, Redby, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church, Red Lake, Red Lake Nation.
He has served on the board of The Indigenous Theological Training Institute; the faculty of Leadership Academy for New Directions (Land XXVIII); and, a trustee of the Charles Cook Theological School in Tempe, AZ; and is the Board Chair for Church Innovations, Inc., member of the Episcopal Council of Indian Ministries, Member of the Governor's Council on Suicide Prevention (AK), President of Alaska Christian Conference. He is also a Third Order Franciscan.
Among his published works are "Native American Youth Ministries," co-authored with Dr. Carol Hampton and published in Resource Book for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults, the Episcopal Church Center, New York, NY, 1995: "It's in the Font: Sacramental Strategy for Growth for the Episcopal Church: Joining Multiculturalism and Evangelism, Inter-Cultural Ministry Development, San Jose, CA, 1994. He co-edited "Liturgical Studies" IV, just released [2003] by the Church Publishing Company.
Married on Nov. 11, 1989, Mark and his wife, Virginia Sha Lynn, have three children: daughters Rose May Li (born November 15, 1991) and Brenna Li (born October 23, 1993), and one son, Adrian Blake (born May 21, 2000).
(Adapted from Bishop Mark MacDonald's official biographical sketch as prepared by the Diocese of Alaska.)
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; scarriere@national.anglican.ca
Subjects
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
Indigenous bishops - Episcopal Church
Indigenous bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Bishop receives Queen's medal

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38295
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 March
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 March
Volume
139
Issue
3
Page
3
Notes
"On Feb. 2 [2013], the Anglican Church of Canada's first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen's Park, Toronto. Created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, the medal honours achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions to the country. MacDonald was recognized for his 'spiritual leadership while serving Aboriginal communities and his contributions to environmental awareness of Canadians', said NDP MP Craig Scott (Toronto-Danforth), who nominated MacDonald. "I am very blessed and surprised to receive this honour and very grateful to Craig Scott for his nomination', said MacDonald in an interview. 'It means a lot at a number of levels to me, some very personal, but, most important, [the award] recognizes and honours the vision of the elders for the future of the People of the Land'. MacDonald was nominated 'for his unique role of leadership on behalf of First Nations and Inuit communities in their work towards reconciliation with, and self-governance within the Anglican Church of Canada itself', an announcement from the national church's indigenous ministries department stated". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
Scott, Craig M., 1962-
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
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Canadian Anglicans active at WCC Assembly

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39980
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 January
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 January
Volume
140
Issue
1
Page
8
Notes
"National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and Melissa Green reported to members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) at its Nov. 14 to 17 [2013] meetings in Mississauga, Ont., about their experiences at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which took place Oct. 30 to Nov. 8 [2013] in Busan, Korea". "MacDonald attended in three capacities: as part of the WCC group tasked with writing the Unity Statement at the end of every assembly; as a facilitator for a pre-assembly gathering on aboriginal issues; and as a 'consensus candidate' for president of the WCC's North American region, a position to which he was elected". "The WCC has a critical role to play defending the rights of indigenous peoples', [MacDonald] said. 'Indigenous people are going to face not only the dispossession of their land but questions of life itself'. The WCC is, and always has been, poised to help'. [Melissa] Green is from the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior in B.C. Other Canadian Anglican voting delegates to the WCC were the Rev. Canon John Steele from the diocese of British Columbia and the Rev. Nicholas Pang from the diocese of Montreal".
Subjects
World Council of Churches. Assembly (10th : 2013 : Busan, South Korea)
World Council of Churches - Anglican Church of Australia
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Green, Melissa
Steele, John (John Alfred)
Pang, Nicholas
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - World Council of Churches
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Clergy, laity join protest at Standing Rock

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40177
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 January
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 January
Volume
143
Issue
1
Page
3
Notes
Metis priest, the Rev. Leigh Kern, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, and the Rev. Laurel Dykstra, from the Anglican Church of Canada, journeyed to Standing Rock Sioux Nation, North Dakota, at the invitation of Canon John Floberg, "supervising priest for The Episcopal Church for the North Dakota side of Standing Rock" in November 2016. There, they joined with other interfaith clergy and laity and "marched to the Missouri River to hold an interdenominational and interfaith service for the 'water protectors', as the diverse group of protesters at Standing Rock prefer to be called". Kern "described a strong sense of spiritual fellowship oriented around prayer, worship and the sharing of resources" in the camp. "However, while Dykstra -- the only non-Indigenous member of the Canadian delegation -- also spoke of the camp's hospitality and deep spiritual focus, she noted a stark difference between the way the police treated her compared to the treatment Indigenous people received".
Subjects
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline
Pipelines - United States
Pipelines - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Petroleum pipelines - Environmental aspects - United States
Water-supply - United States
Water-supply - Religious aspects
Water-supply - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Protest movements - United States
Protest movements - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Protest movements - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Floberg, John (John Fredrick), 1959-
Dykstra, Laurel A., 1967-
Kern, Leigh
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
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