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GC2016: Native Peoples News Coverage

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society address the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 16 in Portland, Ore. Crowe helped present the report on the denomination's Four Areas of Focus for ministry. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Legislation promotes expanded health care for Native Americans, other minorities

Legislation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference could support efforts to improve health care for Native Americans. Read More

Representatives of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes are recognized May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., where delegates received a tutorial on the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, in which U.S. troops led by a Methodist preacher-turned-cavalry officer attacked unsuspecting Indians. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016 recalls, laments Sand Creek Massacre

Cheyenne, Arapaho survivors of descendants join in observation of 1864 attack led by a Methodist pastor-turned-soldier. Read More

Native American scholar Henrietta Mann is a descendent of survivors of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in Eads, Colo. The 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore., will receive a report about the massacre during its May 18 afternoon session. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Professor, descendant of Sand Creek survivors seeks ‘peace’ at General Conference

Henrietta Mann’s great-grandmothers survived the Sand Creek Massacre, an ordeal her people have not forgotten. Read More

Cynthia Kent, chairperson of the Native American International Caucus, speaks during the Pre-General Conference News Briefing in Portland, Ore., in January. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Petition, caucus condemn use of Native Americans mascots

The United Methodist Church should not have to legislate condemnation of sports teams using Native American mascots and names. Read More

Nocona Williford, an Oklahoma Comanche and layperson in the Oklahoma Missionary Conference, watches the May 17 morning worship from the bleachers in the plenary hall of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Native American young people lack history in church

Not growing up in The United Methodist Church contributes to a lack of involvement by Native American young people. Read More

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference celebrates 40 years of voting rights

In 1972, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference was recognized. It took four more years for their delegates to be granted the right to vote in General Conference. Read More

Opening Worship: We are global and indigenous

While we are a global church, we are a “local” people. Read More