A099 Task Force for Indigenous Justice To Increase Advocacy Groups Reflecting Creation Care and Environmental Justice Ministries

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That the 81st General Convention authorize a task force for Indigenous Justice to be formed for the following triennium.  Membership in the Task Force will represent the indigenous demographic with 2 Bishops, equal number of presbyters, deacons, and laity not to exceed 16 members; and be it further

Resolved, That an initial focus of the Indigenous Justice task force be on eco-justice; and be it further

Resolved, That in the next triennium the Indigenous Justice task force will work to promote the recognition of sovereignty for Indigenous People in the negotiations of the United Nations climate summits (the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the COPs); and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention requests the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance to consider a budget allocation (excluding meeting expense already in GCO budget) of $30,000 to primarily identify and support the media and cultural education necessary to be effective.