J. Keith Hyde, the inaugural Western Canadian Studies Research Fellow at St John's College, summarizes his research project as follows:
When Rev. Henry Budd (c.1812-1875) was establishing Anglican missions at The Pas, MB, and Nepowewin, SK, he chronicled his activities in a series of journals for the Church Missionary Society. Because only the journals from 1870-1875 have been transcribed, I plan to begin transcribing the earlier years dating back to Dec. 1850. This undertaking will provide further insights into Budd’s preliminary years of ministry following his ordination, as well as facilitating further scholarship into Budd and his legacy as one of the first Indigenous Anglican priests in North America.