"About 180 native people, some from the most isolated communities in the country, gathered here last month [28 September - 5 October 1988] for the first native convocation in Anglican Church history. In attendance were nearly all of the native Indian priests and deacons in the church and a lay member from each native congregation. Only nine of the Canadian church's 30 dioceses were not represented". "Although it was suggested they might wish to seek an official apology from General Synod for the past actions of the church (as native people sought and received from the General Council of the United Church), this did not form part of their final message to the church. Neither was there a request for a native bishop which had been suggested as a way in which all aboriginal people could be represented and recognized. They did decide to hold another convocation to be held in three years, probably in Keewatin diocese. The Inuit of Arctic diocese chose not to participate at this convocation, because they saw it as an `Indian' event. But Rev. Joshua Arreak of Salluit, NWT, an observer, said he would return to his diocese with the recommendation that the Inuit participate in the next convocation." Includes photos. One photo has caption "About 90 Indian clergy and deacons were among those gathered at Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask."