The goal of Native American/Indigenous Ministries is the full inclusion of Native and Indigenous peoples in the life and leadership of the Episcopal Church.

 

Missioner's Message, Fall 2013

Dear Relatives,

The Episcopal Church has always sought to work together with people of other faiths to encourage balance and understanding where all people are equal: the marginalized and the powerful, the poor and the wealthy, men and women, children and the elderly. Our mandate promotes mutual respect and acceptance among God’s people, and has always encouraged an atmosphere of relationship building. The year has brought calls for advocacy around furthering the healing and reconciling work of the Doctrine of Discovery and poverty eradication. It has been my great privilege to connect leaders to common advocacy goals.

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October 17, 2013
Good morning. My name is Elsie Dennis Dofelmier, and I am James’ mother. I felt it was appropriate for me to do the eulogy today. I brought him into the world, and I want my words to carry him out to the next world. Thank you, my family, and when I say that, I mean everyone here with us today to celebrate the life of our son James Thomas Dofelmier. By your presence, you are showing my...
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October 17, 2013
My name is Jim Kee-Rees, and I am the Native American Missioner for the Diocese of Oklahoma and Vicar of Whirlwind Mission of the Holy Family in Watonga, Oklahoma.  Whirlwind Mission was founded by the Rev. David Pendleton Oakerhater, and is named after members of the Whirlwind family, who donated land for the first mission. The Mission is on twelve acres and was designed by Hans Butzer who...
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October 17, 2013
The Diocese of Los Angeles supports the activities of two traditional talking circles through the New Community Grant. The two circles are: First Women First Tuesday Gather-at-the-Fire (Los Angeles) and First Women First Wednesday Gather-at-the-Fire (Riverside). Each circle has about 20 active members who participate in a variety of activities in the cities. The group is led by the Rev. Mary...
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October 17, 2013
Dear Relatives, The Episcopal Church has always sought to work together with people of other faiths to encourage balance and understanding where all people are equal: the marginalized and the powerful, the poor and the wealthy, men and women, children and the elderly. Our mandate promotes mutual respect and acceptance among God’s people, and has always encouraged an atmosphere of...
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October 17, 2013
Thanks to a New Opportunities Grant, a new partnership between the Native American ministries of the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Episcopal Church is starting to take shape in Oklahoma. The UMC has matched the funds offered by our own Office of Indigenous Ministries, enabling planning to move forward on an exciting new project: The Native Scholars Project. The Native Scholars Project...