That First Reading be given to the amendment of Section 3e) of the Declaration of Principles by adding at the end thereof the following:
Provided also that a member of the Diocese of the Arctic appointed to serve in the diocesan office shall be eligible to be elected and to become and continue as a member of the General Synod while so serving. CARRIED ON FIRST READING Act 149
"That this General Synod commends the National Program's Sub-Committee on Native Affairs for its past efforts and urges that it be restructured as follows: (i) any Diocese in which one-third or more of its Diocesan family are Native Canadian shall have the right to elect one Native representative to this Sub-Committee in a manner determined by the Diocese: (ii) The Diocese of The Arctic shall have the right to elect two Native Canadians to the Sub-Committee: (iii) The Primate shall appoint four Native members, and (iv) the Sub-Committee may co-opt up to six additional members."
THAT this General Synod advise the Provincial Synod of Rupert's Land that the Eskimo delegates reported the feelings of the Eskimo people of the Diocese of the Arctic were that when the new Bishop is elected he should be a person able to speak the Eskimo language, and conversant with the culture and customs of the Eskimo people.
That the sincere thanks of the General Synod be conveyed to the Bishop of The Arctic, Chairman of the Spiritual Advance Committee of the A.A.A., and the Bishop of Huron, who on the illness of the chairman, took over the leadership of this committee and has rendered devoted and lasting service to the Church in its policy of Advance. CARRIED in both Houses.
Canon H.D. Whitbread presented the following Memorial from the Diocese of the Arctic:
"The Synod of the Diocese of The Arctic make presentation to General Synod that whenever possible meetings of General Synod be held outside the periods of Arctic Break-up and Freeze-up (late May to early July and early September to early January) in order that the elected representatives of the Diocese of The Arctic may be able to be present and take their place as duly elected delegates."
That this Memorial be received with sympathy and referred to the National Executive Council. CARRIED Message L-16.