Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-D179
Title: Celebrate the Survival of Native Americans on the Columbus Quincentennial
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 70th General Convention of the Episcopal Church:

a) ardently affirm the Executive Council resolution of February 1989 which calls upon the Church to observe the 500th Anniversary of the voyage of Christopher Columbus in a manner which respects the dignity of Native Americans;

b) respectfully commend the Episcopal Council of Indian Ministries for its design for observance of the quincentenary as a celebration of their survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of oppression and displacement;

c) designate ECUSA's official celebration of the 500th Anniversary to be the ECIM Eucharistic Celebration at 11:00 a.m. on October 12, 1992, at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul - the National Cathedral - in Washington, D.C.; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of General Convention be instructed to communicate the plans for this official celebration through ECUSA media services to all dioceses of the Church.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 838.