Fonds ChUn 22 - BC Conference, Native Ministries fonds

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BC Conference, Native Ministries fonds

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90 cm of textual records

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In January 1994, the BC Conference passed a resolution at its Annual General Meeting establishing a Division of Native Ministries. It was determined that over a period of five years the new Division's responsibilities would include: Recommending types of ministries to and with Indigenous peoples; administration of funds and grants to Indigenous ministries of the BC Conference, and Building relations with the national church, the All Native Circle Conference, an administrative body governed by the Indigenous peoples people within the United Church, the Vancouver School of Theology and the TEE Centre, a ministry resource centre for communities in Northern BC. The first meeting of the new Division was held in Gitsegukla, in February 1995. Co-chairs at the first meeting were Indigenous leaders, Doreen Cullen and Jim Angus. Charlotte Sullivan was also present. Charlotte was a hereditary chief among the Gitxsan. She had served as Conference Minister for Prince Rupert Presbytery since 1993 and was responsible for Native Ministries from 1994 until her death in 2006. Charlotte also advised the United Church's Residential Schools Steering Committee and provided leadership in Native Circles.

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Fonds contains the following series: Minutes (1993-1997), Artwork by Children (1985), Native Ministries Consortium (1991-1997), Reference and Liaison (1981-1998), Healing Fund (1988-1986), Land Claims Campaign (1987-1996).

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Records were transferred directly from BC Conference Office


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Conference Minister, Prince Rupert Presbytery fonds

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Title and fonds description contain historical terms that some may consider offensive.  Although they do not reflect today's sensibilities, the terms are being maintained because they are part of an official name or designation at the time the records were created, and they provide evidence of the attitudes and usage of that period.

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Created December 7, 2010
Revised November 4, 2011

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  • English

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