The Rev. Canon Virginia “Ginny” Doctor, a Mohawk from the Six Nations and canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal diocese of Alaska, is the new indigenous ministries coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada.
Doctor, 61, a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., has spent 18 years in ministry in Alaska “in virtually every aspect of indigenous ministry,” said National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald. “The most important element of her work…will be the spiritual dimension she brings.”
The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), which represents aboriginal Anglicans in the Canadian church, appointed Doctor. She succeeds Donna Bomberry.