Welcome to the Conference Committee on Native American Ministries web page. I am Cynthia Kent, the Chair of this Committee. Listed on these pages are the members of the Committee, upcoming and past events and the Act of Repentance Service which was held at our 2014 Annual Conference and resources.
In the future, we are planning to hold a webinar to help the Native American Ministry Sunday, local church representatives understand their Role and Responsibilities. At Charge Conference, names can be added to the Directory of Official Elected at Church Conference. This person could work with the Worship Committee and Pastor to set up the NAMS Worship. Click here for the role and responsibility of the NAMS Local Church Representative. Continue to come back to this page, as we will be adding more information regularly.
Chair of the Conference
Committee on Native American Ministries
A Thanksgiving Message
“I often hear people in the U.S. say Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday because it is about family, food, comfort, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the National Dog Show, naps and college football. And that is true. But that is not all. There are other sides to the day.” Read more from Church & Society on Nov. 25, 2020.
November is Native American Heritage Month
Indigenous People's Day
Indigenous People’s Day, the second Monday of October, was first recognized in 2017 in Newark. It has since been recognized by Princeton in 2019. For a liturgy to be used that day, click here.
2020 Veterans Day
The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial Wednesday, Nov. 11. The moment will be marked with a short virtual message to honor the service and sacrifice of Native veterans and their families. The message will be on both the museum’s website and its YouTube channel. Read more
There are more than 183,000 Native American veterans living today.