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On May 9-10, 2017 MCC U.S. hosted a Doctrine of Discovery Train the Trainers event in Akron, Pa. led by Erica Littlewolf, Karin Kaufman Wall, Michelle Armster and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz. The training ensures that regional offices have local people trained to lead the Loss of Turtle Island exercise as well as seminars on the Doctrine of Discovery. Participants included East Coast representatives, from left, Sandra Cianciulli, Barbara Christy, Verna Colliver and Sherry Wack.

Urging more churches to promote Native American ministry

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CoNAM) wants to reach, teach, encourage and resource all congregations to learn about and participate in this largely overlooked area of… Read more

Efforts begin to return Carlisle children’s remains

ALL CARLISLE GATHERING PHOTOS TAKEN BY CHARLES FOX / PHILLY.COM PHOTOGRAPHER At the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., hidden behind the tall chain-link fences draped with black cloth and… Read more

CONAM to hear about resistance to gas pipeline in Lancaster

Several online advocacy publications have been reporting on public resistance to plans for installing the Atlantic Sunrise Natural Gas Pipeline in Lancaster County. Our conference’s Committee on Native American Ministry… Read more

Christmas Shoe Box Mission in Montana

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 or hats.  That’s… Read more

CoNAM plants peace tree, welcomes Lakota student

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 gathering on Sunday, Nov…. Read more

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

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

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

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

Acts of Repentance Resources

UMC Acts of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples I. Preparing the path to repentance Acts of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples By the Rev. Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne… Read more