"An inter-departmental report prepared by representatives of The Departments of Missions, Religious Education, Christian Social Service, Information and Stewardship".
"This is a unique report. Although the Anglican Church has carried on work related to Indian people in Canada for more than two centuries, this is the first major report prepared by representatives of four Departments concerning this work to be presented to a General Synod. .... General Synod in 1959 passed the following resolution: 'That the present Joint Committee of M.S.C.C. and C.S.S. on the study of the Indian Act be enlarged in membership and made a permanent Joint Committee reporting to their respective Executive Committees on Indian and Eskimo Affairs .... Since the establishment of this Committee the Departments of Christian Education and Information and Stewardship have, by official action of their Boards, come to participate in its work and the Anglican Book Centre has been regularly represented at its meetings. All four of the Departments which participate officially gave authority for the preparation and presentation of this Inter-Departmental Report which seeks to focus the attention of the whole Church on the existing situation in this area of Her Mission and Ministry. Efforts have been made to keep the report brief, but, at the same time, to give an overall view of the present situation". -- Intro., p. -2.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Historical Sketch of the Relations between White and Indian People in Canada -- Historical Sketch of the Work of the Anglican Church among Indian People -- The Situation That Now Confronts Us -- What Is Requested of General Synod ? -- Resolutions -- Religious Affiliation of Canadian Indians and Eskimos According to the 1961 Census of Canada : Compiled by J.K. Zeman.