Tag Archives: Indigenous People

Words for the Week of Hope in the United States

Sometimes we light a candle,(it can be blue or purple, red,this year simply an electric tea light)and, after a service or a meal,extinguish it –due diligence, Sunday of Hope. But hope is a whole week –a new administration is being … Continue reading

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The Wedding Banquet — Guest Post from Barbara Messner, interpreted in Australia

(wherever we live we can experience Matthew 22:1-14 as a call for listening and reconciliation and change in the relationships between indigenous peoples and those descended from colonizers) Can I open my ears now to hearthe good news in this … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day — Guest Post, R. Matthew Stevens

Usually my guest post comes on Thursday but today is Orange Shirt Day in Canada and it is important to honor that day. I am not a Canadian and my country, the United States, is unbelievably lacking in forms of … Continue reading

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Guest post — R. Matthew Stevens on the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

This guest post is from my friend R. Matthew Stevens a person of Aboriginal heritage and elder privileged to serve for many years as a minister within First Nations communities and on their behalf in the United Church of Canada. … Continue reading

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Prayer for Checkpoints on Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Land located in South Dakota

God, you call us to prepare a way for God’s people and to make safe the highway, and so we celebrate how beautiful upon that highway are the voices of those who ask — “Do you have a fever? Do … Continue reading

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Tribal Flag Ceremony and Garden Dedication, Billings Montana

Michael Mulberry sends these ceremonies from First Congregational Church in Billings, Montana. These are his words: I wanted to offer these two liturgies. One is a Garden Dedication. That garden will grow sage and sweet grass for Native smudging in … Continue reading

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