Video opens with sound of Inuit throat singing heard against black background. [00:00:11; 16] Text appears on-screen: "Mighty Wind of the Spirit". [00:00:17; 01] Voice of narrator Virginia MacDonald heard reading words which also appear as text on-screen: "At the national meeting of the Anglican Church of Canada in the summer of 2010, Canon Dr. Randall Fairey presented one of nine historic resolutions concerning Indigenous Anglicans".
[00:00:35; 22] Video clip of Lay Canon Dr. Randall Fairey at 2010 General Synod meeting: "After decades of prayer, promises, covenants, declarations and careful thought, it is time to recognize a special place in our church for the hopes and dreams and unique ministries of Indigenous Canadian Anglicans. It is time to answer the Covenant call of 1994 [video clip with text on-screen "1994" showing signing of 1994 Covenant in Winnipeg] and grasp the hand of partnership extended by our Indigenous brothers and sisters to all those who would help build a truly Anglican Indigenous church in Canada. It is time to acknowledge the vision of the New Agape [video clip with text on-screen "2001" showing Bishop Gordon Beardy at 2001 General Synod], received at General Synod in 2001, to establish self-determination, jurisdiction and authority within -- not separate and not parallel -- but truly within the canons and constitution of the Anglican Church of Canada".
[00:01:42; 12] Video clip with text on-screen "2004" showing Brian Burrows speaking at 2004 General Synod: "At this point, I find myself near the bottom of a high mountain. At the top of the mountain is the goal: a new, self-determining Indigenous community within the Anglican Church of Canada. I'm near the bottom of the mountain but I'm determined to make the climb with Mervin and Nina and Willard and Yolanda and Ron, Jimmy James and Verna".
[00:02:12; 06] Video clip of the Ven. Sidney Black at 2005 Sacred Circle: "The fifth Sacred Circle, 2005, meeting in Pinawa Manitoba, being guided by the Holy Spirit, calls on the Primate and the Anglican Church of Canada to provide a National Aboriginal Bishop within one year. [Video clip of delegates embracing Primate Andrew Hutchison at 2005 Sacred Circle.]
[00:02:56; 23] Video clip of Lay Canon Dr. Randall Fairey speaking at 2010 General Synod: "It is time to acknowledge the gift from God to the church in the person of our National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald [video clip of with text on-screen "2007" showing presentation of talking stick to Bishop Mark MacDonald by Archdeacon Sidney Black] and his remarkable pastoral ministry with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Anglicans from coast to coast to coast. In 1969 General Synod clearly heard the call from Charles Hendry in his monumental work 'Beyond Traplines', for Canadian Anglicans [video clip with text on-screen "1969" showing photo of Archbishop Howard Clark, Charles Hendry and the Rev. Adam Cuthand holding copy of 'Beyond Traplines'] to seek a new relationship and a new partnership with people based on solidarity, equality and mutual respect. Over the decades we have seen the origin of the Council of Indigenous Peoples and under its leadership the holding of six national Sacred Circles. [Video clip with on-screen text: "1988-2009" showing short clips and images from Sacred Circles.] In 1993 Primate Michael Peers offered our national apology at the second of these Circles in Kenora. The long and necessary journey of healing and reconciliation we are all on continues to this day. And the first of of the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission begin in one week after we leave Halifax. So this is an historic beginning for the long awaited canonical recognition of the key components of national Indigenous ministry. This proposed canon has been unanimously accepted and endorsed in its present form at the Council of General Synod. It has been seen by all the provincial synods and the House of Bishops. It has been accepted at the national Sacred Circle and by ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples]. Brothers and sisters in Christ, I believe the Holy Spirit is leading us to finally begin the recognition and construction of a special part of our Canadian church. We have made grievous errors along the way but we have learned much in overcoming these. Now is the time to grasp the hand of partnership and, in the faith and energy of Christ, move together into the future. I pray, beyond words, that you will hear the Holy Spirit and adopt Canon XXII  and grant it a place of honour in our beloved church".
[00:05:26; 00] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "Dr. Randall Fairey presented Canon XXII  to the General Synod calling for the recognition of a fully self-determining Indigenous Anglican church in Canada. This day been decades in the making. Since the first Sacred Circle in 1988 our elders had been sharing their hopes and dreams for a spiritual awakening for our people".
[00:05:55; 11] Text on-screen: "August, 2009". Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "The sixth Sacred Circle took place in the summer of 2009 in Port Elgin Ontario. At that gathering a mighty wind blew us together from all directions. [Scenes from 2009 gathering.]
[00:06:36; 08] Text on-screen: "Opening Service".
[00:06:56; 17] Nina Burnham: "I bring you greetings from Six Nations in southern Ontario to this wonderful week of the Sacred Circle".
[00:07:09; 22] The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald (National Anglican Indigenous Bishop): "First of all, giving honour, glory and praise to God, we give thanks for everyone being here safely and blessing us to be gathered together in the name of Jesus. This is a blessed event as we come together in the name of Jesus -- a very blessed event. How can we expect for anything but miracles when we gather together in this way".
[00:07:38; 27] The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz (Primate, Anglican Church of Canada): "What a wonderful blessing it is to be here beside this great lake and to share with you in this time of blessing in the sacred circle. This will be my first experience of Sacred Circle and I am humbled by the privilege of being here and by the capacity in which I am among you. We don't know right now, do we, what decisions will emerge from this council; but we pray that entering into the work of the circle our decisions will be inspired by the mighty wind of the Spirit, and on her coming, we wait".
[00:08:32; 06] [Scenes of the passing of the Peace at opening worship as the hymn 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' in sung.]
[00:09:16; 07] Yolanda Bird: "It's like I can remember the stories my grandfather told me while he was in residence and it's just really, you know, that's where we're talking about forgiveness. You know that's where he learned forgiveness too was when he was growing. And that's one of the things he always told me, you know, you gotta learn how to forgive. And I didn't understand that until he shared that story with residents like me and I thought, you know, my problems were big. And at that point I was like 'Wow. That's forgiveness. That's forgiveness'."
[00:09:57; 03] The Rev. Barbara Shoomski: "I have a hard time going to clergy events because it has nothing to do with my work. And I stayed away for a long time too. I was totally fed up with clergy meetings. And I upset, I know I upset them. I have no phone. I have no office. I have no computer. You know I have no telephone and yet I work with more people than the rest of them. Aren't we supposed to open our doors to let, you know, people, because all the church doors are locked in Winnipeg. Everybody has their doors locked. Well how are we supposed to get the message out if all our doors are locked ? What is that ?"
[00:10:42; 07] The Rev. Captain Lisa Brant Francis: "For me the church today is all about change in life, that support that we all need, you know. And the hope that Cecilia spoke of, you know, that will carry us through anything that happens to us. For me, that's the church today. It's seeing the King of Heaven".
[00:11:05; 17] Scenes of delegates singing in plenary as Bishop Mark MacDonald plays guitar.
[00:11:24; 12] The Ven. Dr. Larry Beardy: "What is the church for you today ? [Text on-screen: "Reporting Back"] Church is a pillar of the community. Church is a refuge for me. It's a place I go to forget my turmoil".
[00:11:42; 28] Freda Lepine: "There's a lot of drug and alcohol abuse in our communities. There's family violence. Our ministers are not paid stipends. Then we said the mighty wind is shifting and now we have Sacred Circles: nationally, regionally and in the dioceses in some areas".
[00:12:03; 12] The Rev. Gloria Moses: "Just for your information, we've, most, are very comfortable for all the youth that are here. That we can truly say that they will replace us as we go out the door. That we are in good hands. Thank you". [Applause.]
[00:12:24; 27] Willard Martin: "And we have a vision that we have a church establishment that responds to all the needs of the community. We have a vision that it becomes a social service entity that responds to some of the most adverse conditions in anywhere in the world. I am very close to suicide. My only son committed suicide last October. And what occurred to me is that he had problems with this own relationships with his wife and his family. And I failed because in residential school any sense of managing relationships was taken away from me and I didn't replace it with anything else. So that's the role that the church -- to many of us, as I heard it -- should be playing in our communities today".
[00:13:28; 19] The Rev. Barbara Shoomski: "I have hope -- those young people".
[00:13:32; 07] The Rev. Captain Lisa Brant Francis: "Stand up. Heal. Walk. Believe that hope can heal -- from cancer. And trust in the Lord".
[00:13:45; 12] The Rev. Hannah Alexie: "This is my first time as a facilitator and I'm not so good at it. I see a lot of".
[00:13:53; 04] The Rev. Travis Enright on stage beside Hannah Alexie leans over and says: "That's not true, she did a great job. The beauty of this gathering was meeting Hannah and the storytellers and engaging in the richness of story. Story made real. Ministries on the street which brought tears to our eyes. Stories of faithfulness in that of a red wagon. Stories of hope, and more importantly, of resurrection, of freedom, of prophecy, of sacrifice, of empowerment living the great however: faith, trust, provision, collection and loyalty".
[00:14:37; 11] The Rev. Canon Dr. Ginny Doctor: "We were deeply impressed by his reference to Michael Peers and his apology and how those words have impacted upon the ministry that many people are doing today. How when he said, 'I am sorry more that I can say', those words live on in many of us, you know. And as a person who was there in Minaki to hear them, they never go very far from me. And how that has what, that is what has really started the change".
[00:15:17; 07] The Rev. Iola Metuq: "The changing is the changes in the church right now. This is the door is wide open. For from the past today is different".
[00:15:35; 00] Bishop Mark MacDonald: "Today is a day of opportunity. In the book of Revelations Jesus says: 'I am the one who opens doors that no one can shut. And I am the one who closes doors that no one can open'. Now there are a lot of doors in our lives and in our communities that need to be shut forever and never opened again. And Jesus says that he's the person who can do that. And there are a lot of doors that need to be opened up for us and for our young people -- doors of opportunity, doors of blessing, doors of kindness, doors of healing, doors of forgiveness, doors of reconciliation. We need all of those things and Jesus promises us to do that".
[00:16:25; 01] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "On the morning of the second day, Archdeacon Larry Beardy and co-chair Freda Lepine, from the diocese of Keewatin, made a presentation to the Sacred Circle. They talked about a fresh wind blowing through northern Manitoba".
[00:16:42; 26] Archdeacon Larry Beardy: "The churches of northern Manitoba have become mature, independent and self-determining. They have strong leadership and show great capacity to develop leadership. They are in a position to become self-determining within the larger fellowship of the Anglican Church".
[00:17:08; 19] The Rev. Ruth Kitchekeesik speaks in [Oji-Cree ?] at podium.
[00:17:11; 20] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "Ruth Kitchekeesik talked about the process happening in Northern Ontario and their movement toward self-determination".
[00:17:20; 21] Bishop Mark MacDonald: "It's been a privilege and an honour to work with northern Ontario and also with Archbishop Ashdown and the people of Keewatin who have been involved in northern Manitoba consultations and the different northern Ontario consultations. I want to emphasize once again that a big part of what they are doing goes back to dreams that go all the way back to the 50s and 60s with many of their ordained elders articulating -- saying very clearly -- what they wanted to see, eventually see, their own dioceses".
[00:18:03; 20] Text on-screen: "Talking Circles". The Rev. Dale Gillman: "I think that's really prophetic. That sometime we, as Indigenous people, especially as a church, are trying to bang on doors and open them and what Mark was saying: 'No. God has closed those doors, just leave them shut'. And he said there are doors that need to be opened. Maybe that's our youth. Maybe instead of trying to go and minister to people our age, we need to focus on the little children".
[00:18:24; 06] Dawn Old Shoes: "To me the doors that are shut are the youth. Right. They're the ones that are closed off to us. And I'm, we can still open those doors but slowly, you know, slowly. Those doors will open if just keep opening ourselves up to them and allowing them to come and ask questions to us. And that's how I was looking at it. And I told my husband: 'Wow. If we can just, you know, plant that little seed in one youth and that beautiful plant and others see the other one, then slowly things will start happening within our reserve".
[00:19:06; 10] The Rev. Canon Dr. Ginny Doctor: "A lot of people have said that our locally trained priests in Canada are what, are what they term as second class, because they didn't go to seminary. And we're trying to change that because we think -- and I think -- that the training they receive in their communities, you know, and by experience is more valuable for that community they're serving then, and they could not get that in seminary. So that it should all be equal but it's not and we have to find ways to make that right".
[00:19:44; 25] Archdeacon Sidney Black: "One was built into me was fear and always to defer to non-Indigenous folks because it was built into us that they were better than myself. I couldn't think for myself".
[00:20:05; 09] The Rev. Nancy Bruyere: "When we were young we were taught that our culture was evil, you know. Our ways were evil. And that's part of the one of the reasons why I don't speak our language because, you know, because what we were taught in our community. And yet I grew up understanding our language, yet I can't speak it and that's one of the things that hurts me the most".
[00:20:25; 12] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "After many hours in our talking circles we gathered once again to report on our progress".
[00:20:35; 03] Members sing gospel-style hymn led by Bishop Mark MacDonald playing guitar.
[00:21:22; 04] Text on-screen: "Reporting Back". The Rev. Norm Casey: "One voice said that there are many ministers with no pay and they have to work secular jobs and many of them get burned out before they ought to be burned out".
[00:21:34; 00] Ivan Moose: "We will have to change to work together. People change. If the people change the church will change. We have to work together in Christ. We need to find a solution to get our people back to the church. You see without Jesus in our lives, our lives are not easy. They will not be easy".
[00:21:50; 20] Lenny Panigayak: "We were reading the gospel and it said to welcome children. And we started talking about that and we get a start welcoming homeless people into our church, into our homes. Help them out".
[00:22:09; 09] The Rev. Nancy Bruyere: "We need to have the humbleness of children and become like them. One for all, all for one. Look for lost ones. Help them find their way".
[00:22:24; 22] The Most Rev. Caleb Lawrence (Bishop of Moosonee, Metropolitan of Ontario): "In a changing society, self-determination in the life of the church means that people in parish communities need to be sharing and teaching the faith to one another, rather than leaving it up to the priest, lay reader or Sunday School teacher".
[00:22:44; 04] Scenes of members singing together, around the sacred fire, relaxing by the shore of the lake, dancing.
[00:23:27; 09] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "On the third day of the Sacred Circle we welcome some special guest speakers".
[00:23:33; 23] David Philip Jones (Chair of the General Synod Governance Working Group): "We are here to listen and to use what gifts we have to try and fashion what we hear".
[00:23:41; 14] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "The Governance Working Group presenters asked for input from the Sacred Circle around issues of self-determination and the possibility of a fifth Indigenous ecclesiastical province in Canada".
[00:23:56; 17] Willard Martin: "I think when you undertake canonical change, be mindful. It is important that you use language that is very clear, language that does not lend itself to manipulative interpretation. That happens".
[00:24:22; 23] Bishop Mark MacDonald: "I would like to burn any wish that we wish to just simply replicate or reproduce a white organization and exclude people with it".
[00:24:38; 20] Archdeacon Larry Beardy: "We have to move forward. That's a challenge. We always say, 'Where are we going to get the funding ?' I don't think that question, we should not ponder on that".
[00:24:52; 09] The Rev. Lily Bell: "You know I really feel the spirits of my ancestors. I just felt moved to tears again this morning as I was thinking how on earth the change must have been for them. And you know I believe we need to make a change. Because many, many times I go into many different churches and I say 'Up yours'. And it hurts me so much when I look around and I don't see one First Nations person there. And I want to ask God to help us make a church where all people feel welcome".
[00:25:35; 21] Sylvia James: "Sure it looks good. It's self-determination, self-sufficiency, that we're looking toward, you know. But what is going to happen once we get there ?"
[00:25:49:18] The Rev. Iola Metuq: I'm afraid, very afraid. Because I seem to be in 1994. You want to think what happened with Covenant when we formed it. It was very emotional. It was very difficult. If the Covenant will be under the structure of the foundation of Anglican Church of Canada it will be powerless because it will be ignored".
[00:26:37; 15] Scenes of delegates walking outside in grounds of the conference centre.
[00:27:00; 00] Text on-screen: "Talking Circles". Archdeacon Sidney Black: "Your circle here provides, gives for you the opportunity to debrief in regards to the PowerPoint presentation by the Governance Working Group. Perhaps some of you have questions to ask. Perhaps some of you have concerns about the presentation. Or perhaps some of you saw some good things in that presentation".
[00:27:33; 00] Norman Meade: "I know when I want to do something -- as a leader of the church -- if I want to do something, I always want to check with the elders. 'What do you think I should do ? What's your advice to me ? What should I do with this ?' A lot of times it may have to so with something that you're, you want to, you want to do in the service that you're not sure if it's going to be accepted by the community".
[00:27:58; 26] Freda Lepine: "We had Cree interpreters. So when we started talking about canons and constitutions one of the interpreters looked at us and they said, 'Canons ? Canons ?' and then they asked one of the elders: 'How do you say canons ?' and one old man says: 'That's a big gun'." [Laughter.]
[00:28:19; 29] Bishop Mark MacDonald: "If we don't do something about the huge populations in urban areas, you know -- in my mind and I've been trying to tell people -- we won't solve the problems on the reserve until we solve the problems in the city because they're feeding on each other, back and forth".
[00:28:36; 13] The Rev. Morris Fiddler: "I think we need to hear each other, where everyone is at -- the different dioceses that are represented here. And I think we want to get there together with everybody. Yeah, okay. We don't want to leave, I mean, anybody behind".
[00:28:56; 29] Informal scenes of people with voice of Bishop Mark MacDonald heard playing guitar and singing "My Soul's Been Satisfied" in background.
[00:29:18; 20] The Rev. Travis Enright: "But we all agree on one thing, we should strengthen and support Mark, our bishop. And the communities in the North. There's large populations there and they have no idea what's going on and they're being left out. And with all these structural changes facing them when you become a fifth province - or other or whatever we have -- there are legitimate financial concerns. Because let's face it, we come from communities that are in poverty stricken. That nickels and dimes are their collection. And how will we answer that ? And this is a major concern. We do realize money will come but we have to have stewardship campaigns and understand how that money is going to flow".
[00:30:07; 20] Sylvia James: "What I heard this morning was very encouraging. Yet we need to be careful on how we go about it, especially if we are going to be self-sufficient".
[00:30:17; 18] Willard Martin: "We have to express a lot of sincere appreciation to the Governance Working Group. They have done a tremendous job in guiding the process. We wanted to convey that to them".
[00:30:34; 11] Informal scenes of delegates singing and dancing. Excellent image of Virginia MacDonald.
[00:31:17; 05] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "Throughout Sacred Circle we came together in the evening to share the gifts of our music and culture".
[00:31:20; 31] Liza Iqaluk and Annesie Newkawalk (Throat singers, Diocese of the Arctic): Liza and Annesie throat sing. [Applause.]
[00:31:49; 07] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "The fourth day of Sacred Circle begins with reflections from Malcolm Naea Chun, our partner from the Anglican Indigenous Network".
[00:31:59; 20] Malcolm Naea Chun (Partner, Anglican Indigenous Network): "You have been brought this day to the mountaintop to see the Promised Land. It is right there. Right there. But what does it look like ? What will it be ? Are you strong enough to dream dreams and to have visions ? Are your young people, your sons and daughters, as the prophet Joel asks, ready for vision quests for the people and themselves ? Are you ready to heal the people ? the unchurched ? those who have left the church ?"
[00:32:38; 07] Text on-screen: "Talking Circles". The Rev. Iola Metuq: "When I hear that we're entering to Promised Land, it's hard. How going to be unifying everybody, get what they deserve".
[00:32:53; 17] The Rev. Canon Dr. Ginny Doctor: "Question needs to be asked. Are we unified yet to undertake what we're being called to undertake ? And if we're not unified, then what do we need to do in order to get there ? I think you know that that's the question for today is -- what do we need to do in order to get there ? What are our next steps ?"
[00:33:17; 24] Yolanda Bird: "A lot more involvement I guess. Involvement from youth. Like not only from Indigenous youth but from non-Indigenous youth to get a feel of each other, like what I was saying last night. You know, just to kind of have that unity together, because I know like a lot of times you get a little intimidated when there's, you know, a little when you don't know as much as other people know, you feel a little intimidated and you don't want to bring your voice out. But I think, definitely, a lot more training and mentoring for the youth would be a good thing for us".
[00:33:52; 28] The Ven. Adam Halkett: "The fear, the fear is there also for me, but also the challenge is there".
[00:33:58; 03] The Rev. Richard Bruyere: "We always talked about other countries but we all just reminded them that in Canada, in your own backyard. You know you're a Christian people. We have Christian brothers here that are in need right now. And a lot of our communities are in Third World condition. That we cannot forget about them".
[00:34:35; 13] Text on-screen: "Reporting Back". Lay Canon Camilla Haines: "I've attended all six of these gatherings and from what I've seen I would like to commend the ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] for all the work that they have done over the years. Some of us in our own areas, in our own communities, we have our own struggles and our own concerns and in trying to move forward in this self-determining work that all our people are striving for. That we forget sometimes that there are others who are pushing the whole vision forward. That when we come to these gatherings and then we are reminded that there's a lot of work that's been done for us".
[00:35:31; 03] Dorothy Phillips: ""I hope that the spirit of the wind helps keep on helping us to bring back our language and our culture and traditions. We are going about it in different ways in our territory".
[00:35:42; 22] Eliza Webb: "Step out in faith and start the journey. Stop being afraid to take the first step. God will be there with us. Share the word -- what's happening here -- with others in the Anglican Communion".
[00:35:57; 19] Yolanda Bird: "Some of the things that we discussed was starting a Facebook page for Sacred Circle, the youth group of Sacred Circle. And one of the questions a youth had asked is, would it be possible to have more youth in attendance to General Synod. And his reply is, they have selected -- oh no -- some of the youth had decided to select an elderly youth of our work group and they elected me. So, yea !"
[00:36:29; 01] Major the Rev. Catherine Askew: "We need our elders to be with us on the journey. We need to talk with the whole community about this Promised Land we're journeying towards. It is the duty of each one of us to go home and try to make the people understand. We need to work with the youth and we need to teach the youth. We expect them to be future leaders but they can't just step into that role without any responsibility from us now".
[00:36:59; 29] Informal scenes of members singing.
[00:37:26; 02] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "One the fifth day we gathered in our talking circles one last time. We finished our discussions and we talked about what to take back home to our communities".
[00:37:39; 11] Text on-screen: "Final Report Back". Ivan Moose: "We have to teach forgiveness to our people because forgiveness is so powerful and it takes so much and weight from your shoulders".
[00:37:52; 06] Archbishop Caleb Lawrence: "What we're trying to do is carry the wisdom and the spirit from this Sacred Circle into the realities of the ministry in the dioceses where we will return".
[00:38:04; 07] Gwendolyn Adams: "Encourage each other. Talk to one another. Meeting old friends and making new ones. Use the local radio station to report in full".
[00:38:17; 03] Willard Martin: "Sacred Circle has healing effect. Sacred Circle has teaching values. Mutual affirmation gives courage to all of us".
[00:38:28; 14] Major the Rev. Catherine Askew: "We need to remember when we go home that if we encounter negativity from people, we have to remember that we work with God and we will be strengthened by them and trust in the Lord".
[00:38:43; 24] The Rev. Hannah Alexie: "You are all wonderful people and I'm glad and share with you. Let us shake up this group together and make it larger by inviting our young people, our future, young people who are here with us today. And they can carry on the job forever, as long as Gord wants them to carry on".
[00:39:13; 14] Alan Moore: "There must be a reason God gathered us here. I want to tell the people back home so people will know why we came here. This is my first time and it won't be my last. I have a lot to tell my people".
[00:39:29; 15] Informal scenes of healing service and laying on of hands. Opening procession of closing worship.
[00:40:18; 03] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "During the closing eucharist we heard from our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who spent the week as a silent observer".
[00:40:27; 10] Archbishop Fred Hiltz (Primate, Anglican Church of Canada): "Fifteen years ago on August the 6th , Michael Peers said at the National Native Consultation: 'I know that healing takes a long time, both for people and for communities. I also know that it is God who heals and that we can being to heal when we open ourselves -- our wounds, our failures, our shames -- before God. I want', he said, 'to take one step along that path here and now'. And that step, as we know it, was the apology. The Primate pledges his best efforts, and that of our church, to walk with Aboriginal peoples along the path of God's healing. That long, long journey continues. And in this Sacred Circle we have seen and heard some remarkable stories of healing. We have heard, time and again in our report backs from our talking circles, of the need for continued commitment to this ministry of healing. So much, as I see it, has been achieved. There is so much for us to celebrate and there's so much more that needs to be done. But we embrace that task don't we ? We embrace it in he spirit of journeying together in partnership. The words of the Servant Song express partnership really well. 'We are pilgrims on a journey, fellow travellers on the road. We are here to help each other, walk the mile and bear the load'. And as surely as we walk together, one is going to call to someone else. 'I will weep when you are weeping. When you laugh, I will laugh with you. I will share your joy and sorrow, till we've seen this journey through'. My brothers and sisters, there is all the stuff of our sacred calling: to walk in love as Christ has loved us. May God continue to bless us in the journey we make together. Amen".
[00:43:16; 05] Scenes from closing worship including distribution of communion and final blessing. Vesting of Bishops Mark MacDonald with Nisga button blanket cope.
[00:43:51; 03] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "In a very special presentation, our National Indigenous Bishop was honoured by the people of the Nisga nation".
[00:44:00; 17] Scenes of presentation of Nisga button blanket cope and blessing of Bishop MacDonald. Informal scenes from gathering including 'group photo' image.
[00:44:14; 04] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "The sixth Sacred Circle came to a close with the risen Christ in our midst. But the mighty wind of the Spirit carried us forward to Halifax Nova Scotia where the General Synod gathered in 2010. We arrived at General Synod not knowing how our dreams would be received".
[00:44:34:14] Video clip of Lay Canon Dr. Randall Fairey at 2010 General Synod: "I pray, beyond words, that you will hear the Holy Spirit and adopt Canon XXII  and grant it a place of honour in our beloved church".
[00:44:44; 18] Video clip of Primate Fred Hiltz at 2010 General Synod: "Thank you. Now we're moving to motion A-0136".
[00:44:48; 24] Narrator Virginia MacDonald: "By the end of the General Synod meeting nine resolutions concerning the national Indigenous Anglican Church were passed within one day. The course of history was changed forever". [Scenes of General Synod members standing and applauding.]
[00:45:10; 06] Video clip of Bishop Mark MacDonald at 2010 General Synod: "As we stand here today having, through the mercy of God, reached a place of communion with each other and in the power of God, a beginning, of walking together, that I never thought would happen".
[00:45:28; 13] Video clip of Yolanda Bird at 2010 General Synod: "All our motions that were put on the floor were passed. So that's a lot of exciting news for the First Nations people across Canada".
[00:45:34; 06] Video clip of Archdeacon Larry Beardy at 2010 General Synod: "Oh it was awesome. I felt the Spirit move, movement with us, and for our people as Indigenous People in Canada, especially in the Anglican Church".
[00:45:47; 20] Video clip of the Rev. Chris Harper at 2010 General Synod: "I think all I can say is that I was at stages when I was actually holding my breath all the way through, especially the last one which was the repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. And I thought there would be a lot more discussion on it. And I think the Spirit really moved and everything moved so smoothly. It was, it was a blessing beyond, just you know, beyond expectations ever".
[00:46:13; 17] Video clip of the Rev. Hannah Alexie: "I feel so good. I've felt a lot of humbleness and I felt so good".
[00:46:21; 16] Video clip of Bishop Mark MacDonald at 2010 General Synod: "What's happened here is greater than any dream I've had so I think my dreams might limit what God could do. So I think that we will just continue in this path, be open to what God might do and lead, and hope that we will be pleasantly surprised as we were over this past three years".
[00:46:49; 27] Video clip of Archdeacon Adam Halkett at 2010 General Synod: "The self-determination dream of our elders is become reality and a joyous moment to walk together with the non-Native people".
[00:47:05; 13] Credits roll. "Narrator: Virginia MacDonald. Produced for the National Indigenous Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada. This Sacred Circle was dedicated to the memory of Gladys Cook. Thanks to: Members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples: Rev. Hannah Alexie, The Ven. Larry Beardy, The Ven. Sidney Black, Caroline Chum, Marcie French, The Ven. Adam Halkett, Sylvia James, Freda Lepine, Willard Martin, Gloria Moses, Ruby Sandy, Alice Tooktoo. Talking Circle Assistants: The Ven. Lydia Constant-Clark, Rev. Iola Metuq, Rev. Travis Enright, Carolyn Martin, Camilla Haines, Rev. Barbara Shoomski, the Ven. Gordon Swanson, Verna Firth, Rt. Rev. Terry Finlay. Youth Delegation and Leaders: Theresa Halkett, Yolanda Bird. The Governance Working Group: Dr. Randall Fairey, The Ven. Harry Huskins, David Phillip Jones, QC. International Partners: Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor, Malcolm Naea Chun (AIN Secretary General), Sarah Eagle Heart (TEC Native Mission). Copyright the Anglican Church of Canada 2010".