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Anglican Participation in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9788
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 76
Date
2010 June 3-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 76
Mover
The Rt. Rev. Susan Moxley
Seconder
The Rev. Travis Enright
Text
That this General Synod:
1. Affirm the following goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:
- Prepare a comprehensive historical record on the policies and operations of Indian Residential Schools;
- Complete a publicly accessible report that will include recommendations to the Government of Canada concerning the Indian Residential School system and its legacy;
- Establish a research centre by the end of its mandate that will be a permanent resource for all Canadians;
- Host seven national events in different regions across Canada to promote awareness and public education about the Indian Residential School system and its impact;
- Support events designed by individual communities to meet their unique needs;
- Support a Commemoration Initiative that will provide funding for activities that honour and pay tribute in a permanent and lasting manner to former Indian Residential School students.
2. Request the General Secretary and the Council of General Synod to ensure adequate resources for the Anglican Church of Canada to support and participate fully in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over the next five years (2010-2015).
3. Reaffirm the 3 goals for equipping leaders, taken from the 'Equipping Ambassadors of Reconciliation' conference hosted by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian Churches in Orillia, Ontario in November 2009:
- To provide training and resources to ensure that every church member has knowledge of the history of the Indian Residential Schools system, the mandate and purpose of the official Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and the possible roles of ordinary citizens in the official processes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- To provide training and resources to ensure that former students of Indian Residential School are given the opportunity to tell the story of his or her experience in a safe and respectful manner. These may be former students of Indian Residential Schools who are or were church members or who reside in the same communities or urban friendship or ministry centres.
- To provide training and resources to encourage all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal church members to work actively together to build right relationships with each other.
4. Recommend that the Anglican Church of Canada co-host at least two and up to three more events modeled after the first 'Equipping Ambassadors of Reconciliation' conference during the 2010-2013 triennium, if possible in Western, Eastern, and Northern Canada.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY Act 76
Subjects
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Gathering (1st : 2010 : Winnipeg, Man.)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ambassadors of Reconciliation
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'We've only just begun': Reconciliation 'far from complete', says TRC [Truth and Reconciliation] chair

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article36290
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 September
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 September
Volume
135
Issue
7
Page
1, 3
Notes
"The first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) achieved 'remarkable acts of reconciliation', according to Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC. Sinclair expressed satisfaction that it had been a 'special, excellent start'. He also told the crowd gathered for closing ceremonies at the Oodena Celebration Circle of The Forks, a national historic site in Winnipeg: 'We know that this journey is far from complete'. More than 1,000 residential school survivors spoke privately to TRC statement-takers and in some cases, at sharing circles witnessed by the public. More than 40,000 people took part in various activities during the event." The Primate, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, attended the event and "listened to former students share their residential school experiences. 'I felt so ashamed', he said. The church has not paid enough attention to 'repentance for the wrongs we've done', he said, and to issues around 'inherent racism that still exists in Canadian society and in the church'." Justice Murray "Sinclair thanked the Anglican, United, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches, which took part in the event. 'They have not only persevered in supporting this commission as we go about our work, they have contributed generously to a fund to establish the travel arrangements so that many of you could be here', he said". The General Synod Archives was present at the event with resources about the schools. Article includes a photo with caption: "Laurel Parson, assistant archivist of the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod, looks on as a residential school survivor searches through residential school photographs."
Subjects
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Gathering (1st : 2010 : Winnipeg, Man.)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Sinclair, Murray, 1951-
Wilson, Marie
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Reconciliation - Canada
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Archives
Parson, Laurel
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