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Christmas Shoe Box Mission in Montana

By Verna Colliver Imagine the delight in a child’s eyes as a gaily-wrapped shoebox is opened and its contents appear—brightening  the child’s Christmas with carefully chosen toys, books, warm mittens… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

By John W. Coleman* The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries planted a ceremonial Tree of Peace and taught tribal social dances, while welcoming guests to a celebrative… Read more

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The saga of Wayne Ghost

By Sherry Wack I have always had an interest in and a heart for Native Americans. I have been supporting Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in… Read more

Dakotas pipeline protests grow with UM support

Dakotas pipeline protests grow with UM support

By John W. Coleman Eastern PA Conference Communications Director Protests are growing to halt the construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that Native Americans fear will pollute… Read more

Planting a timely Tree of Peace

Planting a timely Tree of Peace

By The Rev. Christopher J. Kurien Director of Connectional Ministries November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries will have a special… Read more

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

By Verna Colliver Mni Wiconi, “Water is Life,” was the mantra chanted by a block-long group of over a thousand supporters of the Native American tribes protesting efforts to build… Read more

Aztec dancers at Oceti: Aztec dancers at Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, ND.

Standing up for Standing Rock Sioux land, water rights

By John W. Coleman Thousands of people, including members of over 250 Native American tribes, have gathered at a camp site near Cannon Ball, N.D., to join the growing protest… Read more

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

The two main featured speakers at The United Methodist Church’s Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in June set a tone that was healing and harmonious, like the Apostle Paul’s good news… Read more

CONAM chair Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

CONAM chair visits Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

Sandra Cianciulli, who chairs the Eastern PA Conference’s Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM), is featured in two recent newspaper articles about the Memorial Day pilgrimage she and others make… Read more

Repentance for the Carlisle School's lost children

Repentance for the Carlisle School’s lost children

During its opening worship service on June 16 the Eastern PA Annual Conference will become one of many United Methodist conferences to perform an Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships… Read more