Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples

Episcopalian congregations strive to fully incorporate Native Americans into worship, leadership, and educational activites. Efforts to blend Native and Episcopalian traditions bring rich and varied services. The Church also encourages Native People to become leaders in their faith communities and is active in seeking government assistance for health care and other important services long promised – but not delivered - to Native Americans.

Working together for justice.

[11/2/2011]  Seminar in South Dakota focuses on Lakota culture
[Argus (SD) Leader] What started as an orientation program for new clergy coming into the Episcopal Church’s South Dakota Diocese who didn’t know much about the Lakota people has turned into a two-day workshop featuring insight about Lakota history, culture, language and discussion about racism for both clergy and the public.

[9/21/2011]  St. Clair County Habitat crew lend a hand in South Dakota
[The Voice (MI)] One family in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is thrilled to have a new home that will be warm and secure during the cold winters at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, thanks to a charitable group in Michigan.

[9/16/2011]  Brazil's Anglican Church works with indigenous people in their fight for land, existence
Guarani Chief Pedro Alves lives with his people in Tekoa Vy'a Renda Poty, a tiny village owned by the city of Santa Helena in the southern Brazil state of Paraná, where the city provides for their basic needs.

[7/6/2011]  Committed to changing lives, a generation of Native American youth steps up
Offering Native American youth opportunities "that help change lives" and keeping them safe are among the ambitious goals Brandon Martinez has set as the new director of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook, Arizona

[7/5/2011]  CANADA: Primate praises 'expressions of courage' from former Indian residential school students
Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Fred Hiltz on July 1 paid tribute to former residential school students, saying he heard "many expressions of courage" from them as they gathered here for the Northern National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).



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