In view of the length of this paper which the Bishop of James Bay had been asked to present, it was decided to postpone any discussion until the following day, thus giving time for the members to read the paper. When the paper was discussed on Saturday evening, it was received with a good deal of interest and appreciation.
Text of motion
That the Report on Native Religions be received. CARRIED
There was some discussion on whether or not the paper should remain a private document of the House.
Moved by the Bishop of Kootenay;
Seconded by the Bishop of Athabasca;
That the document "Native Religions" be made freely available. CARRIED
[The text of the paper "Native Religions" was published in "The Northland", Vol. 27, No. 4, Summer 1971, pp. 6-11. Copy also catalogued separately in OTCH.]