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Report of the Council for Native Ministries

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Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-90
Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-05-90
Mover
Rt. Rev. C. Lawrence
Seconder
Rt. Rev. H.J.P. Allan
Prologue
The Primate introduced representatives from the Council and brief addresses were given by Mr. S. Beardy, Mr. Norman Wesley and Mr. Dale Ahenakew. Grave concern was expressed regarding proposed damming of the Severn River system by Ontario Hydro.
Text
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada reaffirm its support to Canada's Aboriginal People where resource development is proposed that infringes and threatens the existence of Aboriginal People; and
That this NEC of the Anglican Church of Canada support the position of: 1. The Coalition of Severn River Chiefs in their struggle to have the Severn River system designated as a dam-free zone.
2. The Moose Factory First Nation on hydroelectric development, proposed by Ontario Hydro's development plan contained in their document "Providing the Balance of Power" in the Moose River drainage basin; and
furthermore, that this NEC communicate this resolution to Ontario Hydro and authorize the Council for Native Ministries and the Public Social Responsibility Unit to work with the Dioceses of Keewatin and Moosonee in implementing this policy. CARRIED #05-05-90
Subjects
Hydroelectric power plants - Environmental aspects - Canada
Dams - Ontario
Dams - Environmental aspects
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Ontario
Indigenous peoples in conservation of natural resources - Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Ontario Hydro
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Keewatin
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Moosonee
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