D019 (Acknowledgement of Indigenous Lands)
House of Bishops Message #220
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 9, 2022 it considered resolution D019 (Acknowledgement of Indigenous Lands). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That the 80th General Convention shall promote the acknowledgement of Indigenous Lands at all gatherings within the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (TEC) and its affiliate organizations; and be it further
Resolved, that the Standing Committee on Programs, Budgets, and Finance allocate an additional amount up to $50,000 per year to fund the implementation of this resolution under the guidance of the Indigenous Ministries Office to conduct research, to provide training, and to assist dioceses and churches in their efforts to identify and acknowledge Indigenous lands in their local areas.