Two Native American drummers led the choirs and altar party into Washington National Cathedral November 5 for the All Saints Sunday festal Eucharist that included the seating of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in the Presiding Bishop's stall in the Cathedralâs Great Choir.
Brandon Martinez, 20, is director of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook, Arizona. He is the first Native American hired to oversee the center, and the first to be hired in a full-time role in the Diocese of Arizona.
Winter Talk XIX participants
Winter Talk XIX participants carry the icon of Matoaka (Pocahontas) in procession to the banks of the James River for a service of blessing.
Paths Crossings participants
Paths Crossings participants take part in traditional Ute dance. Among the dancers, second person from right, is Janine Tinsley-Roe, the Episcopal Church’s missioner for Native American ministries.
On the ferry back from Jamestown
On the ferry back from Jamestown, native Hawai'ian Sandra Leina'ala Padeken tosses a braided ti leaf lei--a symbol of healing used in Hawai'ian funerals--into the James River as Native American missioner Janine Tinsley-Roe and Rose Samuels join in prayer.
Winter Talk XIX participants
Participants in Winter Talk XIX surround the statue of Matoaka (Pocahontas) at Historic Jamestowne.
Indigenous Women's Gathering
participants at this weekend's Indigenous Women's Gathering in Washington, D.C. include, from left to right, Mary Crist of the Blackfeet tribe; Maureen Mossman, an Australian Torrey Strait Islander; and Sandy Padeken, a Hawaiian.
Delegates to the 11th biennial Anglican Indigenous Network meeting, held April 24-26 in Hawaii, gather for worship.
Honoring Native Americans
COMMEMORATION AT CATHEDRAL
Noreen Smith, who is half Northern Ute, receives Communion at a service at Washington National Cathedral that honored Native Americans
A traditional dance
Bruce Pargeets, a northern Ute, demonstrates a traditional dance with his 8-year-old son, Chandler
Noreen Johnson shows curious youngster her jingle dress.
A traditional headdress
A soldier admires a traditional headdress during the Native Nations procession on the National Mall.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD
Janine Tinsley-Roe, newly appointed Native American missioner, greets Executive Council member Ted Yamoto from the California diocese of San Joaquin and Bishop James Tengatenga, a guest from the Diocese of Southern Malawi.
Among the artifacts given to the chapel were a Caddoan drum and a Cheyenne-beaded precessional cross. Above, The Rev. Carol Hampton (Caddo), associate at St. Paul's Catherdral, greets the Rev. Lawrence HArt, a hereditary peace chief of the Cheyenne nation and a Mennonite from Oklahoma.
Steven Tsosie Plummer
Navajo Bishop, Steven Tsosie Plummer
Chickahominy elder Nellie Adkins speaks at the 100 plus year old Indian School House on the Pamunkey Reservation in King William, Virginia. Adkins, retired newscaster, has three master's degrees and conducts presentations on ethnobotany and other topics. Recently, she attended the 55th session on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as a native elder representative.
More native priests needed, says Anglican Indigenous Network
Archdeacon Hone Kaa of New Zealand, one of the delegates at the Anglican Indigenous Network meeting in Vancouver, speaks at a gathering in Christ Church Cathedral.
Sarah Eagle Heart
Sarah Eagle Heart has been named as program officer for Native American/Indigenous Ministries for the Episcopal Church.
A visit to Messiah Episcopal Indian Mission
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori listens to the Rev. John Robertson at a visit to Messiah Episcopal Indian Mission in Welch, Minnesota.
Bishops enjoy a Ute hoop dancer's performance
Bishops enjoy a Ute hoop dancer's performance at the National Cathedral. L to R: Bishop Suffragan Carol Gallagher (Cherokee), Southern Virginia; Bishop Michael Smith (Potawatomi), North Dakota; Bishop Mark McDonald, Alaska.
Ute hoop dancer Charlie Denny
Ute hoop dancer Charlie Denny dances at the National Cathedral during the Service of Celebration honoring the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Drumbeats and song greet new Native American missioner
Winter Talk XX
Winter Talk XX goes north to Minnesota for spiritual growth and storytelling
Meeting in a circle at Winter Talk XX
All workshops, meetings, and worship at Winter Talk XX took place in a circle.
Youth prepare dinner at Province VI Synod
Members of the youth group at St. James' Episcopal Church, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, prepared dinner for delegates to the Province VI Synod on June 13 at the Cannon Ball, North Dakota Community Center.
Maundy Thursday Smudging
The Rev. Bella Jean Savino and Linda Luke participate in Maundy Thursday Evening Smudging at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska. The smudging ceremony occurs concurrently with the foot washing.
Good Friday on the Rosebud Indian Reservation
The Rosebud Episcopal Mission took part in the annual ecumenical Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk through the town of Mission, South Dakota, located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Participants took turns carrying the cross, and stopped several times to read scripture and pray for God's blessings upon all the people on the Rosebud.
Deacon and Mom
Deacon Terry Star and his Mom, Charlotte Star, both of St. James Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, ND. The photo was taken at the 140th Niobrara Convocation in Ft. Yates, ND, June 2012.
The Rev. Claudia Windal
The Rev. Claudia Windal of Minneapolis runs the nonprofit Oyate Tawicohan burial service, which often serves the native population.
The Rev. Doyle Turner
The Rev. Doyle Turner, tribal council chait of the White Earth Chippewa/Ojibwe of northeast Minnesota, reads prayers in Anishinaabe at the celebration of full communion.
Navajo Madonna by the Rev. John Giuliani.
Hózhóní Youth Center
Garrick Logg (right) explains the Hózhóní Youth Center to guests, including Sarah Eagle Heart, Native American and indigenous ministries officer and team leader for the Episcopal Church.
Our Lady of Alaska
Icon depicting the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as Native Alaskans of the Tlingit culture was written by artists Sherry Lynch and Rob Ridnour of Washington State.
Christ Church, Red Shirt Table
Christ Church, Red Shirt Table, one of several reservation congregations that had been returned to the local Lakota Oglala tribe by a former bishop of the Diocese of South Dakota and are now reviving their Episcopal ministries.