On Christmas Eve, at Christ Church Cathedral, Bishop Logan was presented with a traditional button blanket, thanks to planning by our reconciliation working group and Fr. Martin Brokenleg. Featuring a wolf crest and moon, the blanket was created by Una-Ann Moyer, a well-known Tahltan artist living in Langley. Bishop James Cowan made a matching mitre.
Elder Alex Nelson, of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet, assisted with the proper protocols. These included having the bishop stand on boughs of cedar and asking two women (also part of the protocol) to place the blanket on the bishop’s shoulders. In this case, we invited Sr. Brenda Jenner, from the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD), and Maureen Applewhaite, both of whom have been deeply involved in the work of reconciliation in our diocese (particularly through Aboriginal Neighbours). Nelson then circled the bishop four times, followed by the women while he chanted and released eagle down in blessing.
-The Very Rev. Ansley Tucker