Interim National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Sidney Black, said he hoped that "we can have somebody in place by the end of the year, or maybe going into the new year'". Black said that a "search committee to find candidates" had had its first meeting and "it was likely the committee would be able to present a list of candidates when it met ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] at the end of September 2022. "A key factor is making sure the eventual office-holder has enough time to study and 'be immersed' in the founding documents of the self-determining Indigenous church -- the Covenant and Our Way of Life -- given that these two documents are to be presented to Sacred Circle when it meets next year , he said. ACIP established the search committee to find a successor to former national Indigenous archbishop Mark MacDonald, who resigned in April  due to sexual misconduct".
"Black confirmed that the next in-person Sacred Circle will take place from May 28 to June 2, 2023 at the Fern Resort in Ramara, Ont. .... Indigenous church leaders had originally planned an in-person gathering for 2022. However, ACIP decided at a Zoom meeting last fall to postpone the event until next year, citing COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. Along with finding a successor for MacDonald, urgent priorities include filling the positions vacated by late Indigenous Ministries coordinator Ginny Doctor, who died in 2021; and program associate Teresa Mandricks, who will be retiring from the Secretariat of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop at the end of 2022".