At the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering, the National Indigenous Council will bring forward a framework for a new National Indigenous Organization that will operate within the context of the larger United Church of Canada
The National Indigenous Organization consists of eight members, two of whom are youth and young adults, who are Indigenous people and reflect the diversity of The United Church of Canada with respect to gender identity, age, geography, and vocation. The new organization and the National Indigenous Elders Council will move to more traditional approaches of governance while representing and offering their diverse Indigenous cultural understandings within the church structure.
The National Indigenous Organization will exist and operate within the context of The United Church of Canada. It will
- be a decision-making body, informing policy and practices that impact Indigenous Peoples within the United Church
- receive direction on priorities at the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering
- receive advice and direction from working/advisory groups made up of representatives from Indigenous communities of faith across Canada (urban, small town, rural, and First Nations)
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