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Native Peoples and the UMC

Photo by the Rev. David Wilson, UMNS

Caitlin Brown, left, a student at Oklahoma City University, and Dr. Leslie Long, right, a professor of religion at OCU, shovel snow at a camp at Standing Rock. The Rev. David Wilson, who has traveled to Standing Rock eight times, accompanied students and faculty from three Oklahoma universities during spring break to help with one of the remaining camps situated on privately owned land near the former Osceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota.

Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?

The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth. Read More

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2017 CONAM Conference, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Vineland, Delaware; contact the Rev. Anita Phillips at or 918-686-8444.

Native American International Caucus,
Oct. 26-28

The United Methodist Church recognizes the contributions and gifts of Native peoples to the church and their communities around the globe. The church supports Native Americans and indigenous peoples and their traditions.

Find stories by and about Native people, along with resources, information about upcoming events, links to ministries and more.