"When members of General Synod gather this July , they will vote on an amendment that could give life to a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada". "'People often misinterpret what we're doing as an attempt expression of the church, and we are only asking for the freedom and dignity that other Anglicans already enjoy'." "The basic tenets for a self-determining Indigenous church are laid out in the document 'An Indigenous Spiritual Movement: Becoming What God Intends Us to Be', presented at Sacred Circle 2018". "'Right now we're trying to develop a ministry basically from the ground up', Indigenous Suffragan Bishop of the Northern Manitoba Area Mission Larry Beardy says. 'We need clergy on the ground, and we need clergy that are stipendiary clergy. We need to organize at the local level where our people will take over [our] own local ministries. The ministry will address a healing process for our people, from the effects of things like the residential schools and abuses within the church'." "As leader of the ISMM [Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh], Bishop Lydia Mamakwa views the establishment of the first Indigenous diocese in 2014 as one of the earliest expressions of Indigenous self-determination within the Anglican Church of Canada". "One precedent outside of the Canadian church for Indigenous self-determination is the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP). Since 1992, the ACANZP has established a parallel leadership model based on three tikanga or cultural streams -- Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, each with its own primate". "The three-tikanga system, [Bishop Kito] Pikaahu says, benefits mission and evangelism. The revised constitution 'provided for the election and consecration of Maori to Maori bishoprics with their own episcopal authority, independence and jurisdiction within clearly defined boundaries. This enabled the bishops and their synods to determine their own strategic mission and ministry imperatives'."