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Native American protesters have been demonstrating against Columbus Day in Seattle for several years. Protest organizers say that Columbus should not be credited with discovering the western hemisphere at a time when it was already inhabited.

Discovering the myth and meaning of Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus is widely understood to have discovered the “New World” here in the Americas. But it was certainly not new to the millions who had long lived in this… Read more

Lima UMC, Native American Sunday, Congregation Dancing

Lima UMC celebrates Native American Ministries Sunday

On Native American Ministries Sunday, April 19, Lima UMC devoted its entire service to sharing Native American life and culture in the worship of God. There were songs, dances, prayers,… Read more

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Historic Site

The Farmhouse, a major site of memory for descendants of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School students, has been saved from demolition because of the efforts of Sandi Cianciulli, Co-chair of… Read more

EPA visitors learn history of Carlisle Indian School

The recent journey of about 25 EPA Conference members to the site of the historic Carlisle Indian Industrial School took them a distance of only about a hundred miles. But… Read more

Planning Acts of Repentance Services

  In a June 17 letter to all annual conferences, Cynthia Kent, Chair of the Native American International Caucus (NAIC) and of the Northeastern Jurisdiction Committee on Native American Ministries,… Read more

CONAM to sponsor Carlisle Indian Industrial School tour

The EPA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) will sponsor a bus tour to the historic site of Carlisle (PA) Indian Industrial School June 24, 9 a.m. to 5… Read more