Indigenous Voices: Justice and the Land Virtual Talk On Wednesday, November 18,  at 5:00 p.m. eastern, please join us for a panel conversation, “Indigenous Voices: Justice and the Land” with the Rev. Katene Eruera, principal of St. John’s Theological College, Auckland, and the Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, Ph.D., canon for the Central Region of the Diocese of Massachusetts. Garrett Ayers ’22 and Melina Dezbhod ’21 will host the conversation focusing on concepts of justice, theologies of the land,  and faith as a resource for addressing injustice.   This event can be accessed from CACS’ Facebook page and the Seminary YouTube channel

About Indigenous Ministries

We work for the full inclusion of Native Peoples in the life and leadership of the church. This is a goal we share with you. In order to reach this goal, we welcome you as our partner to: 

– guarantee that Native Peoples are fully recognized and welcomed into congregational life through education, advocacy, and leadership development;
– create influential leadership roles in the church for Native Peoples;
– develop a national support system for continued remembrance, recognition and reconciliation of all Native Peoples;
– develop a network of leadership and educational resources to empower Indigenous people to prepare for mission and ministry in the Episcopal Church;
– provide resources, advocacy, and support to indigenous theology students.

Celebrating and Giving Thanks for Indigenous Peoples Month

November 4, 2020

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

This November, UTO is partnering with the Racial Reconciliation staff to draw attention to gratitude and Indigenous Peoples Month. One of the gifts of the pandemic is that we have all gotten used to worshipping online, and it allows us to be digital visitors at congregations we might never physically travel to. Beginning November 8, a different Indigenous community will share a worship service with us on The Episcopal Church’s Facebook page (and on the UTO page as well). There will also be a short video available about the community gathered, as well as ways to learn more or connect more deeply with them. There will be three special videos midweek during which the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation, will share three Indigenous stories for younger children that they might not hear otherwise. We’ll also have a new craft each week on the UTO page. Among the more problematic aspects of Thanksgiving are the decorations and crafts used for the holiday. We have awesome crafts for kids from Indigenous groups that better tell their stories and share their cultures, so we hope you’ll share those with the children in your lives. We are so excited to partner with the Rev. Brokenleg on this project during the month of November, and we hope you will enjoy the opportunity to visit these congregations virtually and to learn more about the Indigenous people of The Episcopal Church.