D070 HB Committee #08 Report #49

House of Bishops Committee 08 - Social Justice & United States Policy presents its Report #49 on Resolution D070 (Addressing Inequities in the Quality of Life of Native Peoples) and moves:


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the General Convention directs the Office of Government Relations to advocate for legislation, funding, and services which address the inequities in healthcare, housing, nutrition, and education affecting the quality of life of Native Peoples; and be it further,

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church also seeks to address the issue that American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians also face much higher rates of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment than the total population; and be it further,

Resolved, That congregations and dioceses educate themselves on the inequities and engage in local and state advocacy,