Radio and television message of Pope John Paul II to the Native Peoples of Canada, broadcast from Yellowknife Airport, NT.
A Liturgy of the Word was celebrated with the Native Peoples of Canada by Pope John Paul II at Martyrs’ Shrine (Huronia), Midland, ON. Around the altar with the Holy Father were several Native deacons who had been formed at the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. The liturgy included smudging as a purification ritual.
The Social Affairs Commission chair wrote to the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans to express support for the government’s decision to recommend a full-fledged public inquiry into the Kemano Completion Project in Northwest B.C.
The Social Affairs Committee and the Pastoral Committee for Indians and Inuit of the Assembly of Bishops of Quebec issued a pastoral letter entitled “The First Nations in Quebec”, inviting non-Natives to better recognize Aboriginal people’s rights.