INDIGENOUS AND NATIVE PEOPLE

On Thursday, March 9, the Episcopal Church will sponsor an interfaith prayer service on the eve of the Rise with Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Washington.

All are invited to join An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather at the Washington National Cathedral beginning at 7 pm Eastern.

The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various denominations and faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.  Among the speakers are Native American Episcopal Bishops Michael Smith of the Diocese of North Dakota, and Carol Gallagher, Bishop Missioner for the Bishops' Native Collaborative in the Diocese of Montana.

The service will be live-webcast available here.

An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone” on Thursday precedes Friday’s Native Nations March called by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.  Information is available here.  More information about faith community support for the Native Nations March on Washington is here.

For more information about the “Standing as Stone” prayer service, contact Bradley Hauff, Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, at bhauff@episcopalchurch.org or Kevin Eckstrom, Washington National Cathedral Chief Communications Officer, at keckstrom@cathedral.org

 

On Thursday, March 9, the Episcopal Church will sponsor an interfaith prayer service on the eve of the Rise with Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Washington. All are invited to join An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”:

Applications are now accepted for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

The Missioner for Indigenous Ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. The position’s primary focus is leadership development, education and ministry development opportunities by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering the building and emergence of Indigenous leadership at all levels of the Church from within the community.

Detailed position information and application instructions are available here 

Deadline for applying is September 16. 

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at hrm@episcopalchurch.org.

The position description was developed by a search committee named by Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry to review and edit a position description and to interview candidates. The search committee members are:

  • Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Becky Clark, Diocese of Olympia
  • Bishop Mark Lattime, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Deacon Lewis Powell, Diocese of Northern California
  • Byron Sloan, Diocese of Arizona
  • The Rev. Rachel Tabor-Hamilton, Diocese of Olympia
  • The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, staff liaison
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, and John E. Colón, Director of Human Resources are staff support.

Input welcomed

As the Committee begins to receive and consider applications, input is welcomed from the Church community on areas of importance for this ministry.  To facilitate this process, an online survey has been created and is available here

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Applications are now accepted for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. The Missioner for Indigenous Ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named the members of the search committee to review and edit a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

Named to the committee are:

 

  • Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Bishop Mark Lattime, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Deacon Lewis Powell, Diocese of Northern California
  • Byron Sloan, Diocese of Arizona
  • Colleen Swan, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Rachel Tabor-Hamilton, Diocese of Olympia

 

The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, will serve as the staff liaison to the search committee being supported by John E. Colón, Director of Human Resources, and the Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church.

The search committee will review the current position job description and provide advice concerning updating, changes, or modifications to reflect the current and future needs of indigenous peoples in the Episcopal Church.  Once finalized the new job description will be posted and applicants will be invited to apply. The search committee will then review all applications and conduct interviews, either in person or by video.

“I am grateful to all the faithful people who have applied to be members of this search committee - I wish I could have appointed every one!” the Presiding Bishop said. “I have appointed a group small enough to work efficiently and diverse enough to be broadly representative of this important ministry. This is important work and an important position, as the Indigenous Missioner will serve as my primary link to the native peoples throughout the Episcopal Church.”

In April, Presiding Bishop Curry invited volunteers to serve on the search committee to assist him in the appointment of the next Indigenous Missioner.

For more information contact Guillén.

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named the members of the search committee to review and edit a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

Volunteers are being recruited for a search committee to develop a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

A letter to all Episcopalians (printed below) details the process for the nomination and selection of a search committee, the duties and the time line.

“This letter is an invitation for members of the Episcopal Church to nominate individuals to serve on the search committee,” notes the Rev. Canon Michael Hunn and the Rev Canon Anthony Guillén in the letter.  “The search committee will include 6 – 8 members, and will be constituted to be broadly representative and diverse.”

The following is the letter to all Episcopalians:

Dear Episcopalians, 


The position of Indigenous Missioner on the staff of the Presiding Bishop is vacant. In order to call the next Indigenous Missioner, the Presiding Bishop has decided on following process.



1. The Presiding Bishop will appoint a 6 to 8 member search committee which is broadly representative of those engaged in and knowledgeable about ministry with and among Indigenous people in the Episcopal Church.


2. The search committee will review the job description of the job held by the previous Indigenous Missioner and assist in writing a new job description based on the needs of the church today.


3. The job description will be posted and applications for the Missioner position will be received for approximately four weeks. 

4. Using a confidential process, the search committee will review resumes, conduct interviews and recommend AT LEAST two candidates to the Presiding Bishop.


5. The Presiding Bishop will interview the candidates and call the next Indigenous Missioner.


This letter is an invitation for members of the Episcopal Church to nominate individuals to serve on the search committee. The search committee will include 6 – 8 members, and will be constituted to be broadly representative and diverse.



The form to nominate persons for the search committee may be found here at  https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/indigenousmissionernomination.

Please join us in prayer as we enter the call process for this important post.

 

The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn

Canon to the Presiding Bishop 

For Ministry Within the Episcopal Church 

 

The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén

Team Leader for Ethnic and Diversity Ministries and Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries

 

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For more information contact the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén.

 

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, sexual  identity or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Information on all available positions as well as application instructions are available here  

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at HRM@episcopalchurch.org.

 

Volunteers are being recruited for a search committee to develop a position description and interview candidates for the Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. A letter to all Episcopalians (printed below)

Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that applications are now being accepted for New Opportunity Grants which support Indigenous people in developing new and innovative approaches to their ministries. 

McDonald invites communities of The Episcopal Church with Indigenous mission priorities to review the guidelines and submit an application.  Info and application are here  

"New Opportunity Grants serve as an important way for our larger church to support ministry opportunities in Indigenous communities,” noted Jasmine Bostock, chair of Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries. “They provide funding for new ideas to be implemented in dioceses where there would otherwise not be enough to fund new programming. The expectation is that after three years this program becomes self-sustainable, thus allowing the grant monies to be used in new and evolving ways in each granting cycle. It is an honor to have served on this committee previously, and be in a position to show our church's support for ministry as we continue to move forward and meet the changing needs of our communities."

Sarah Eagle Heart, Missioner for Indigenous Ministries for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, noted that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Office of Indigenous Ministries invites the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries to review applications and make the recommendations for awards.

Deadline for applying is August 1. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more info contact Eagle Heart or Angeline Cabanban.

 

 

 

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Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that applications are now being accepted for New Opportunity Grants which support Indigenous people in developing