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30. Statement on the Beaufort Sea

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2888
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
MacKenzie
Seconder
Leadbeater
Text
That section four be deleted and add to the motion "pending formal consultation with the Native people of the area." CARRIED
Notes
The Statement would now read:
1. In 1976, the National Executive Council authorized the Primate, in cooperation with other Canadian Church leaders, to request the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet to deny permits for offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea.
2. Subsequently, the Cabinet agreed to authorize a permit for Dome Petroleum to undertake drilling operations during the 1976 season.
3. A number of technological as well as human failures were recorded in the course of the drilling season. Events have been documented to show the evident failure of Dome's technology to cope without substantial environmental risk with conditions in the Beaufort Sea.
4. A detailed review by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) shows that both the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DINA) and Dome Petroleum told both Native people and the public less than half the story about difficulties encountered in the 1976 offshore drilling operations.
5. Dome Petroleum has applied to Cabinet for approval of a 5-year drilling program in the Beaufort Seas.
6. In the light of the above information and events which have come to light since the recent meeting of the Program Committee, the Management Unit at the request of Social Action Ministries staff, propose that the National Executive Council pass the following resolution:
Moved by MacKenzie, seconded by Leadbeater,
That the Primate and/or officers of the National Executive Council again request the Prime Minister and the Federal Cabinet to deny permits for offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea pending formal consultation of the Native people of the area. CARRIED
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada
Dome Petroleum
Offshore oil industry - Canada
Offshore oil industry - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Offshore oil well drilling - Beaufort Sea
Ecology - Canada, Northern
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
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500 attend TRC [Truth and Reconciliation] event

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38293
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
2
Notes
"Kwanlin Dun First Nation Chief Rick O'Brien has urged Indian residential school survivors not to let the 'hard history' of the schools hold them back, saying they must move forward for the sake of their children and grandchildren. O'Brien, a second-generation residential school survivor, spoke at the Yukon regional Truth and Reconciliation event held Jan. 14 to 15 [2013] in Whitehorse. An estimated 500 people attended the event, co-hosted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the Council of Yukon First Nations. They included former students and their families, TRC commissioners, federal government officials and representatives of churches (including the Anglican Church of Canada) that operated residential schools. In his closing remarks, TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair spoke about the intergenerational effect of the schools. 'The children of survivors are also suffering. We will be dealing with this ongoing legacy', he said, citing how children and grandchildren of survivors are growing up with no sense of culture, language or tribal affiliation". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Indian residential schools - Canada
Indian residential schools - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
O'Brien, Rick
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Education - History
Sinclair, Murray, 1951-
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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.
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
Subjects
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - United Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - Government relations
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - United Church of Canada
Inuit - Canada
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 - Episcopal Church
Native 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
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - United Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - Government relations
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - United Church of Canada
Inuit - Canada
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 - Episcopal Church
Native spirituality
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Call Number
E 78 C2 N5 1992
Location
General Synod Archives
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1992 and beyond : an indigenous activists' resource kit

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6933
Publication Date
1992
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 91 A14 1992
Place
London ON
Publisher
OXFAM Canada / Indigenous Peoples Support Network
Publication Date
1992
Physical_Description
[vi], 149 [+1] p. : ill. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Compiled by Greg Patterson with the help of Murray Watson, Barbara MacQuarrie, Mark Priest and Drew Whittaker." -- p. [iii]
"Edited by Greg Patterson". -- p. [iii].
"March 1992". -- p. [iii].
Includes bibliographical references, p. 130-131.
"We've almost reached the Columbian Quincentary, October 12, 1992, 500 years later. .... This kit is not about Columbus. The Quincentary merely provides a focus for Native people, and non-Native people, to reflect on 500 years of colonialism, and to address issues of fundamental human rights, land rights, self-determination and the environment. .... This Resource Kit provides ecnouraging examples of ways in which certain sectors of society have taken initiatives to work in solidarity with First Nations people. It also provides practical suggestions for further actions that can be taken to support Indigenous people in Canada and the Third World. Our challenge for 1992, and beyond, is to acknowledge the historic reality of the past 500 years, to evaluate the present, and to work for a common future, based on new and meaningful relationships of mutual respect, trust and cooperation". -- Foreword.
"This kit is a modest attempt to facilitate the work that activists and educators are engaged in to support Indigenous peoples. It provides perspectives on 500 years of colonialism from Indigenous writers in Canada, the United States and the South. It includes their thoughts and strategies about how to organize and rebuild their communities, and their nations, as well as their personal reflections on the meaning of 1992". -- Intro.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Foreword / Bob Antone -- Introduction -- 1992 and Beyond -- 1492-1992 -- Modern Day Colonialism -- Indigenous Women -- Solidarity -- Resources.
Each section contains several short articles by a variety of authors from many sources including Canadian church bodies.
Added Entry
Patterson, Greg
Oxfam Canada
Indigenous Peoples Support Network
Subjects
Native peoples - North America
Indigenous peoples - North America
Indians, Treatment of - North America
Indians of North America - First contact with Europeans
Indians of North America - Government relations
Indians of North America - History
Native peoples - Canada
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993
Native peoples - Canada - Claims
Native peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources
Call Number
E 91 A14 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
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (34th : 1995 : Ottawa, Ont.)
Indigenous peoples - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native 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
Indians of North America - 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-
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native 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)
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Native peoples - Canada
First Ministers' Conference on Aboriginal Constitutional Matters (1987 : Ottawa, Ont.)
A New Covenant
Special Sundays
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Aboriginal peoples and the justice system : Report of the National Round Table on Aboriginal Justice Issues

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2905
Publication Date
1993
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 N37 1993b check

Aboriginal peoples in urban centres : report of the National Round Table on Aboriginal Urban Issues

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2904
Publication Date
c1993
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 N37 1993
Corporate Author
National Round Table on Aboriginal Urban Issues (1992 : Edmonton, Alta.)
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
Canada Communication Group
Publication Date
c1993
Physical_Description
viii, 99 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cat. no. Z1-1991/1-11-3E
Added Entry
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Report on the National Round Table on Aboriginal Urban Issues
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Economic conditions
Native peoples - Canada - Social conditions
Indians of North America - Canada - Urban residence
ISBN
0-660-14964-8
Call Number
E 78 C2 N37 1993
Location
General Synod Archives
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