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Nanticoke tribe leaders see bright future with first Native American in president’s cabinet, Deb Haaland. Read story from Bay to Bay News here.
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
NJ.com featured GNJ’s commitment to racial justice and A Journey of Hope with a story published on Oct. 24, “United Methodist churches allocate $1M toward Native American church, burial ground in N.J.” Read story
Feature Article about St. John Fordville on NJ.com on 9/4/20: “South Jersey church serves Native American community through food ministry” Read here
Op-Ed (6/15) from the Administration for Native Americans on Missing and murdered Native Americans Read here
United Methodist ministry aids Navajo Nation
SHIPROCK, N.M. (UM News) — The United Methodist Church is continuing to offer support to the Navajo Nation as confirmed COVID-19 cases top 4,000 on the reservation. Read more.
Native caucus sounds alarm over tribal land dispute. Story from UMNews here.
Act of Repentance gesture that returned the closed UM church to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. Story from UMNews here.
Family Members Tell Missing Native Woman’s Story
WASHINGTON (UMNS) — It has been 18 months since Ashley Loring Heavy Runner went missing from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana. Her family members are still desperate for answers. With assistance from The United Methodist Church, they were able to take their story to a hearing before lawmakers in Washington. Ginny Underwood has the story.
Native Americans Pray at Child Detention Center
BROWNSVILLE, TX. — The Revs. David Wilson and Donna Pewo, clergy from United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and Henrietta Mann, a Cheyenne prayer woman, came to Brownsville on Aug. 4, to offer prayers for the children housed in Casa Padre. This facility, a former Walmart, is the largest shelter in the U.S. for minors. Click here to read the story.
Looking at the past and fighting for the 7th generation
TUCSON, Ariz. — “U.S. government practices to separate families was wrong historically, and it is wrong today,” writes Bethany Printup-Davis, a United Methodist member of Tuscarora Indian Nation. She writes about the experiences of Native American children torn from their families and how she sees history repeating itself.