Resources provided by the Anglican Church of Canada for parishes to mark the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on June 21 of each year.
A Ceremony of Solidarity for the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer, 2016
To mark the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer, the Primate has called for every parish in Canada to read aloud the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on June 21, 2016, or on the Sunday closest. In response to the Primate’s call, the Rev. Canon Greg Smith has created the following document as a resource to parishes.
Providing guidelines for a Ceremony of Solidarity, the document outlines the headings of each the UN Declaration’s 46 articles pertaining to Indigenous rights, and is accompanied by a reading of the Ten Principles guiding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the mandate given by the Primate, and prayers from Indigenous Ministries resources.
Honouring the Four Directions
A prayer resource based on the colours of the medicine wheel.
Propers for the BAS Calendar of Memorials and Commemorations
The General Synod established the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on the 21 June in the Calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada enrolled under the heading of Other Major Feasts That Take Precedence of a Sunday as found on page 15 of the Book of Alternative Services and listed within of Other Major Feasts on page 16 of the BAS.