In an open letter, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald encourage Anglicans and Lutherans to write letters to the federal government expressing solidarity with the northern community of Pikangikum, Ont.
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which has addressed the sad legacy of the Indian Residential Schools will hold its final event, the closing ceremonies of its six-year tenure, in Ottawa for four days commencing on Sunday, May 31st.
The following is a press release detailing a letter from 14 religious and 7 Indigenous leaders calling on American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to begin work toward modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. The treaty addresses the governing of water resources to promote economic growth, wealth, and happiness for the citizens of these nations. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald is among the signatories.
On July 11, 2014 Anglican and Lutheran leaders wrote to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada concerning the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.
Primate, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop issue Feast of Annunciation statement on Indigenous women
Today, the Church remembers how Mary of Nazareth was visited by an angel and told she would conceive and bear a son and call him Jesus. Today, we recall her life’s vocation as the Mother of our Lord.
The news of Federal Government tests on the effects of malnutrition on aboriginal children throughout Northern Manitoba in the 1940s is appalling. To have used the schools as labs and the children as the subjects of experiment is so inhumane. It is another tragic chapter in the long once-hidden story of the Indian Residential Schools.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald, will receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen’s Park, Toronto.
What follows is the text of a letter from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and other Anglican leaders to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Eighteen years ago, this statement of Covenant was made:
Indigenous Anglican leaders in northern Manitoba have committed to developing an area mission that would include sections from the dioceses of Brandon and Keewatin. At a Feb. 12 meeting in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Man., representatives from 25 Anglican churches agreed that by Dec. 31, 2011, they would raise more than $34,000, establish a regional sacred circle gathering, and elect a bishop.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald have written the Prime Minister urging the government to consult with native people before making an apology for residential schools.
The co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Anglican National Indigenous Bishop have written Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in protest against the jailing for contempt of court of six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwg First Nation.
The recent installation of a National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in Canada is significant in many ways; the most obvious being in the way it re-thinks the relationship of Christian faith and aboriginal identity and authority.