Christ Church Cathedral is offering a workshop this Saturday, October 12 exploring the struggles of Native Americans and current initiatives to work for justice. Several of our young adults journeyed to South Dakota this summer for the Taize Pilgrimage of Trust with the Lakota people. The time spent in solidarity and prayer with native peoples was transformative. You are invited to this follow up opportunity to join in conversation and prayer with Native Americans.
The Workshop will explore the Episcopal Church’s recent repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, a doctrine in which colonial powers laid claim to lands belonging to sovereign indigenous nations and thus brought Native Americans under subjection to the U.S. government. Native Americans from Navajoland, the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans, and the Indigenous Mission of the Episcopal Church will share the struggles of their people and present initiatives to reclaim their history and culture to achieve their rightful place in this country. Participants will include Bishop David Bailey, Bishop of Navajoland; Sarah Eagle Heart (Oglala Sioux) Missioner for Indigenous Ministries of the Episcopal Church; Cornelia Eaton (Navajo), the chaplain to the House of Bishops at the most recent General Convention; Guy Jones (Hunkpapa Lakota), president, The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans; and Bonnie Anderson, immediate past chair of the House of Deputies.
To register, contact John Grate, chair, Native American Council, at 513.241.2048.
Program Schedule: Saturday, October 12
10 a.m.: Gathering prayer and music (White Oak Drum Group)
10:30 a.m.:Reflections on the Injustices of the Past and Native American Issues Today
Noon: Group discussions and lunch
1 p.m.: Reports from group discussions
2 p.m.: Lament and prayers
3 p.m.: Friendship dance with drum
3:30 p.m.: Final words and prayer
Sunday, October 13 , 10 a.m.: Eucharist with Bishop Tom Breidenthal and Bishop David Bailey, Bishop of Navajoland