Photo consists of L to R: Bishop Robins, Rev. Kent, an unidentifed man, four boys and three girls who are the confirmation class. Native people stand to the right and the younger students are sitting in the front of the group.
The diocese of Moosonee was founded in 1872. The Synod of the diocese was organized in May, 1920, at Timmins. The diocese covers 350,000 square miles.
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Fonds consists M61-3: letterbook of Archdeacon Thomas Vincent, Fort Albany (1895-1899), the Rt. Rev. John Horden and the Rt. Rev. J.A. Newnham (1892-1904); correspondence of Bishop Horden and Newnham (1883-1904 ); Albany Mission journal (1883-1923); and a memo "Matters prepared by Bishop Horden for consideration with M. Grahame".
M85-7 - Cree translations and sermons by the Rev. R.A. Joselyn when he was missionary at Albany, 1932-1945.
Richard Faries (1870-1964) was educated at Moose Fort, Diocese of Moosonee and the Diocesan College, Montreal. He was ordained deacon in 1894 and priest in 1898. He was appointed missionary in charge at York Factory, Hudson's Bay in 1898 when that post was part of the Diocese of Moosonee. York Factory became part of the Diocese of Keewatin in 1902. In 1917, he was appointed archdeacon of York, Diocese of Keewatin. In 1926, he travelled to England to do deputation work for the British Commonwealth Missionary Society (B.C.M.S.) and to see a new Cree Hymnal printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.). The Faries Cree Hymnal is still used in the Diocese of Keewatin. After returning to York Factory in 1927, Faries became seriously ill with typhoid fever while his wife was ill with a nervous ailment. He spent the winter of 1934-1935 in Toronto, working on a Cree dictionary. From 1946-1950, he spent summers only at York Factory.
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Fonds consists of the original handwritten manuscript and two typescript copies of Faries' autobiography, photographs to accompany the text, telegrams and letters concerning Faries' illness and death, and a manuscript copy of a dictionary of the Cree language, edited by Faries.
The following resolution was read to Synod in Cree and Inuktitut:
That this General Synod request the National Executive Council, as part of its strategic planning process, to review all past National Executive Council and General Synod resolutions related to Native people and issues, beginning with the Hendry Report of 1969, and to report on actions taken and areas still to be addressed, and to recommend future action or projects required for their implementation.
The mover and seconder agreed to add the words "to General Synod" on line five following the word "report."
The amended motion reads:
That this General Synod request the National Executive Council, as part of its strategic planning process, to review all past National Executive Council and General Synod resolutions related to Native people and issues, beginning with the Hendry Report of 1969, and to report to General Synod on actions taken and areas still to be addressed, and to recommend future action or projects required for their implementation. CARRIED Act 82
That this General Synod asks the Council for Native Ministries to continue to facilitate the ongoing dialogue on Native Spirituality amongst Native people and "to share with and teach the whole church, as appropriate, those elements of Native spirituality which will strengthen us all in our common journey" and asks other Standing Committees, Councils and Boards, in consultation with the Council for Native Ministries, to implement NEC's resolution with regard to Native Spirituality within the Church as a whole.
Moved by: Mr. T. Maffin
Seconded by: Ms. L. Sibley
That the question be put. CARRIED Act 65
The motion was read to Synod in Inuktitut and Cree before being put and CARRIED Act 66.
That this General Synod encourages NEC to build upon the NEC MOTION #53-05-91 REFERRED TO THE OFFICERS and requests all Standing Committees, Councils and Boards to follow the example of NEC and actively explore new ways of working using the consensual models of Aboriginal decision-making which would foster new life through new ways of meeting. CARRIED Act 60
The above motion was read to General Synod in both Cree and Inuktitut.
The Reverend Bryan Bjerring expressed the hope that, in order to assist Standing Committees in shaping this work over the next triennium, the Council for Native Ministries would initiate and provide materials.
Bishop Caleb Lawrence urged members to involve the native representatives on the Standing Committees and Mr. Andrew Wesley added that NEC members would also be willing to assist whenever possible.
The National Executive Council had referred motion #53-05-91 to the Officers of General Synod for consideration. This motion reads as follows:
That this NEC ask the Agenda Committee, in consultation with the Council for Native Ministries, to enable us to experience parts of our agenda in the style of a Native Council.
Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan - Three Cree Indians were the principals in an ordination service here recently which was conducted in their own language in the historic Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity. Two of the men, who were ordained deacons to minister to their own people, had taught the officiating bishop the Cree tongue 30 years ago.
It was a gala day for some 300 Crees and a handful of visiting clergy and laymen including Rt. Rev. W.H.H. Crump, Bishop of Saskatchewan. The Indians came by canoe from a large area north of Lac La Ronge and filled Holy Trinity to overflowing. Stanley Mission is on the Churchill River, about 200 miles northeast of Prince Albert, and is accessible only by air and water.
The Crees, ordained by Rt. Rev. H.E. Hives, Bishop of Keewatin, were Gordon Ahenakew, Philip John Charles and Henry Cook. When invited to officiate, Bishop Hives translated the Anglican ordination service into Cree especially for the ceremony. He had been in charge of Indian work in the Stanley area in the 1930s.
Built by Indians 117 years ago of pit-sawn timber, the Church of the Holy Trinity is a monument to the work of missionaries in the mid-1800s along the northwestern water routes followed by early fur-traders and explorers. The windows of the Gothic-type frame church, believed to be the oldest Anglican church west of Winnipeg still in use, were brought in from England by way of Hudson Bay and the Churchill River.