Indigenous and Native People

Indigenous and Native People



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 9, 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 4, 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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September 25, 2017

Episcopal bishops and residents of Venetie, Alaska, gather Sept. 23 at the bank of the Chandalar River to bless the water, land and people. Venetie was one of eight villages in the Alaska Interior visited by different groups of bishops, who are attending the fall House of Bishops meeting in...

August 17, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The “doctrine of discovery” – the idea that indigenous people need to be discovered and westernized – has been criticized by the national indigenous bishop of Canada. Bishop Mark MacDonald made his comments during a visit to Australia, where he attended a...

July 12, 2017

This Maori Anglican flag hangs in the office of North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, a gift to Smith from a Maori bishop in 2003. Aotearoa is the Maori word for New Zealand, meaning “land of the long white cloud.” Photo: Michael Smith

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Michael Smith of the...

June 27, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry attended the 145th Niobrara Convocation from June 22 to 25 at Red Shirt Table, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He delivered this sermon during the Sunday worship service on June 25. You can watch a video of the sermon below.


June 27, 2017

The Red Shirt Project brought a missionary team from the Los Angeles area to Red Shirt Table, South Dakota, to help with the 145th Niobrara Convocation, from June 22 to 25. The project was created by the Rev. Michael Cunningham, in a black shirt and seated, and the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr.,...

June 22, 2017

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests. 

The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and...

May 31, 2017

The Rev. Roxanne Jimerson-Friday became the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation, in the state of Wyoming, ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church on May 26 by Bishop of Wyoming John S. Smylie. Photo: Diocese of Wyoming

[Diocese of Wyoming] On...



May 7, 2017

An Episcopal bishop who served many years ago in the upper Midwest of the United States used to

Bulletin Inserts

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