Indigenous and Native People



August 29, 2019

The Porcupine Caribou Herd in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain, with the Brooks Range mountains in the distance to the south. Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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June 6, 2019

La révérende chanoine Mary Crist, Ed.D. a été nommée coordinatrice de l'éducation théologique autochtone pour L'Église épiscopale, membre du personnel de l'évêque président.

Dans le cadre de ses nouvelles fonctions, Crist travaillera avec le révérend Dr. Brad Hauff, missionnaire auprès...

June 6, 2019

La Rvda. Canóniga Mary Crist, Ed.D., ha sido nombrada Coordinadora de Educación Teológica Indígena para La Iglesia Episcopal, miembro del personal del Obispo Presidente.

En su puesto nuevo, Crist trabajará con el Rvdo. Dr. Brad Hauff, el Misionero para Ministerios Indígenas, y dentro del...

June 6, 2019

The Rev. Canon Mary Crist, Ed.D. has been appointed Indigenous Theological Education Coordinator for The Episcopal Church, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this new position, Crist will work with the Rev. Dr. Brad Hauff, the Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, and within the...

March 27, 2019

Members of the South Dakota National Guard help distribute water on the Pine Ridge Reservation March 25 after flooding damaged a main waterline in Oglala County that left more than 8,000 residents without water. Photo: South Dakota National...

October 29, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

“Every day (is) a day of thanksgiving to the Wampanoag. … (We) give thanks to the dawn of the new day, at the end of the day, to the sun, to the moon, for rain for helping crops grow. … There (is) always something to be thankful for. ... Giving thanks comes naturally for the Wampanoag. With...

September 17, 2018

UNCSW in March

In March, 2018, a small group of Indigenous young adults attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York.  Here are two reflections from those who were there.

Hello, my name is Caressa James:

I am a member of the Whirlwind Mission in...

February 16, 2018

By: The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff

I want to begin by saying that it is an honor and privilege to serve as the Indigenous Missioner for the Episcopal Church.  When I officially began my duties in February of last year I felt somewhat unqualified and unprepared for the daunting task.  I remember Bishop Charleston saying to me, “...

January 8, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] A century-old bell was ripped from its tower at an Episcopal mission church in South Dakota sometime around the beginning of the year, and Rosebud Episcopal Mission has a message for the thieves: Bring the bell back, and all is forgiven.

“If the thief/thieves...

December 3, 2017

An interfaith delegation gathers in November at Bears Ears National Monument to call on the Trump administration to maintain the more than a million protected acres. Photo: The Rev. Andrew Block, via New Mexico Wildlife Federation

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