Joint Statement of New Tribes Mission and GRACE
September 8, 2010
Since the release of the original and amended GRACE report, GRACE and NTM continue to
receive inquiries and questions from MKs and numerous other parties throughout the world.
NTM and GRACE also continue to receive additional information regarding the Fanda boarding
school. Accordingly, GRACE and NTM are issuing this joint statement to assist interested
parties in understanding the report and the process.
First, in the GRACE report Dick Day was listed as being identified on an NTM document as a
sexual abuse perpetrator.Â NTM acknowledges that Dick Dayâ€™s name was identified on such a
document, but that it appeared as a result of a clerical error by NTM.Â The name that should have
been listed instead of Mr. Day is an individual whose name already appears within the GRACE
Amended Final Report.Â Â Instead of listing Dick Dayâ€™s name with an explanation cited in a
footnote, GRACE acknowledges its failure in that it should have followed up with NTM about
the fact that Mr. Dayâ€™s name appeared on the document without any supporting records.Â Dick
Day has not been accused of child sexual abuse.Â NTM and GRACE have personally apologized
to Dick Day for these grievous errors. Other than the NTM document, which NTM
acknowledges to be an error, GRACE has received no evidence that Mr. Day ever abused a child
and, therefore, he was never included among the personnel recommendations made by GRACE.
Second, in light of the statements made by Mark Adams to GRACE on the eve of the amended
report, GRACE conducted further inquiries into the conduct of Mr. Adams and has provided a
fuller explanation of the information GRACE has received regarding this matter. This
explanation is contained in the attached Addendum to the GRACE report.
Third, NTM asked GRACE to provide additional detail concerning the conduct of six personnel
before acting on the GRACE recommendations. Although GRACE has sought to protect the
identities and personal information of those victimized at Fanda, we also recognize the need of
NTM for additional information and the standards GRACE used in assessing the documents as
well as written and oral statements we received. This additional information is contained in the