Fred Hiltz is busy trying to organise a prayer vigil for Theresa Spence’s meeting with Stephen Harper. It includes the inevitable attempt to cajole God with native voodoo: there are prayers “based on the colours of the medicine wheel”.
Unfortunately, Theresa Spence has decided not to attend. Apparently it’s because the Governor General, David Johnston, won’t be there – not just spite to make Fred Hiltz look foolish.
Spence has already written to Buckingham Palace and I imagine that, if David Johnston does buckle to pressure, Spence will want the Queen there too – I’m sure the Anglican Church of Canada can supply one if ER can’t make it.
Ali Symons, Anglican Church of Canada January 09, 2013.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald are calling for a prayer vigil in support of the meeting of national Indigenous leaders with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Jan. 11.
Prayer resources for a vigil are also available online, including Honouring the Four Directions, the Great Thanksgiving of the Haudenosaunee, and the Athabascan Litany.