The Apology - film series

*Warning! Contains graphic stories and images

In 2009, President Obama signed into law a Congressional apology to acknowledge the damages, wrongs and broken covenants by the United States inflicted upon the Native American people. However, that apology was never publicly acknowledged, something that was disappointing and hurtful to the Native American People. Now, Dr. Negiel Bigpond and Amb. Sam Brownback, who crafted the original legislation, are creating a movement to encourage the White House to publicly and formally acknowledge this apology now. In the first of three episodes, The Apology examines the history of the injustices committed against the Native American people and the apology that was written but has yet to be publicly spoken. We hope you’ll join this movement by signing our appeal to the White House at

Part 1 here | Part 2 here | Website

National Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Advocacy Day

May 5th is National Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Advocacy Day.

Without a Whisper: Konnon:Kwe

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting Without a Whisper: Konnon:Kwe, a film about the untold history of Native women’s influence on the early women’s rights movement in the United States. See the film here. March 1–31, 2022 (Available on demand 12:01 AM ET, March 1, 2022, to 11:59 PM ET, March 31, 2022). Director: Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk).

Virtual Field Trips from the National Museum of the American Indian

These live and interactive programs led by a museum educator focus on Indigenous histories, cultures, and contemporary lives centered around specific topics. Details here.


Recommended Reading

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

  • This extensive report on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) was conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute. It focuses on the underreporting by law enforcement. The study is only on urban areas. Click here to download resource.
  • Find out more about a national campaign that’s urging lawmakers to address the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women is launching in South Dakota. View article here.
  • Find out more about Savanna’s Act, passed by the Senate in December. View article here.


St. John UMC

Act Of Repentance

Native American Ministry Sunday (NAMS)

Carlisle Industrial Indian School

Opportunities For Learning

Date: May 17-18
Location: Rock Hill, SC, Catawba Indian Nation’s Reservation

Attendees will hear from tribal leaders from around the state; view the documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Denomination Code”; learn about the pottery, baskets and other crafts and artwork created by South Carolina Native Americans; and view the film “The Dakota 38,” about the 38 Dakota elders hanged in 1862.

Native American After School Program

The Native American After School Program is funded by the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey through Bridges to Growth and St. John UMC in Bridgeton (Fordville) Click here to download sample lesson plan.