British Columbia Conference, Native Ministries

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British Columbia Conference, Native Ministries

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  • British Columbia Conference, Division of Native Ministries

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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 native peoples; administration of funds and grants to native ministries of the BC Conference, and Building relations with the national church, the All Native Circle Conference, an administrative body governed by the First Nations 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 aboriginal 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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ChUN 22

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United Church of Canada, British Columbia Conference Archives

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Created December 7, 2010


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