Native Americans

Her family is still seeking word of the whereabouts of Ashley Loring Heavy Runner, who disappeared in June 2017. Read more

Advocating Justice

Peg Leg Flamingoes Flag

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin

Native American United Methodist youths choose a comical-yet-serious image to represent the challenges they face from high suicide rates, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse and diabetes, among others. Read more

Native Nations March

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS

United Methodists continued their support of the Standing Rock Sioux protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline by joining in a March 10 demonstration in Washington, D.C. Read more

Advocating Justice

Sand Creek Descendants

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Indigenous peoples, especially Native Americans, are the mission focus of United Methodists during November. Read more

Storm over a field

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The idea of "manifest destiny" that allowed European Christians to claim and convert indigenous people in the Americas for 500 years seems to be sadly alive and well in the 2st century, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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Humbled in D.C. by Religion and Race

Visiting museums dedicated to the Holocaust and American Indians throws sharp light on the links between racism and religion, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon. Read more

Sep 4, 2014 4:57 PM Tim McClendon

United Methodists are mourning the passing of Native American leader Z. Susanne "Susie" Aikman, whose leadership aided the repentance and memorial of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado. Read more


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UMNS Photo by Barbara Dunlap-Berg

"An Act of Repentance Toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples" is scheduled for the evening Plenary Session with Worship on Friday, April 27 at the 2012 General Conference. Read more

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Raul Alegria

UMNS Photo by Bilha Alegria

The five racial-ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church reject the proposed restructure of the denomination as damaging to racial-ethnic ministries. Read more

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