A128 (Resolution for Healing Surrounding The Episcopal Church's History with Indigenous Boarding Schools and Other Forms of Oppression)
House of Deputies Message #149
The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 9, 2022 it considered resolution A128 (Resolution for Healing Surrounding The Episcopal Church's History with Indigenous Boarding Schools and Other Forms of Oppression). The house acted to:
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Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That this 80th General Convention acknowledge the intergenerational trauma caused by genocide, colonialism, the Doctrine of Discovery, the operation of Indigenous boarding schools, and other systems based on white supremacy that have oppressed Indigenous people; and be it further
Resolved, That this 80th General Convention direct Executive Council to follow the lead of Indigenous communities and invest in community-based spiritual healing centers that will work to address the effect of intergenerational trauma by providing mental health and substance abuse counseling, traditional forms of healing, and other services desired by the local community; and be it further
Resolved, That the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance allocate $300,000 for this work with ongoing support as needed.