Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 49: Settlement Agreement Parties and the UN Declaration (48-49)

General Synod 2010

March 19, 2016

The General Synod 2010 repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery and endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples… I commend resources produced by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice that states:

UNDRIP must be approached and applied with a set of expectations that will inform strategy, process, and practice…There must be time for teaching and reflection that demonstrates those connections – guided by direct input from Indigenous People. …We will need to have a gradual acceptance and acknowledgement that Church institutions and members were involved in serious violations of UNDRIP and core Christian teaching over a number of centuries. The process of compliance to Call to Action #48 should be strategically planned to be progressive, on-going and reflective. Archbishop Fred Hiltz