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General Conference 2004:  Native American News

Ray Buckley

Commentary: In the image of the Creator –– Native people and mascots

The Lakota borrow a story from the Cheyenne about a little mouse. Read More

The Rev. David Wilson, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, applauds a speaker at the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.

General Conference continues funding for Native American Ministries

General Conference delegates agreed to continue support for ministries by and with the 19,000 United Methodists who identify themselves as Native Americans and the 225 Native churches, fellowships and ministries across the... Read More

Recognizing the Sacred

The delegation from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference does not occupy a great deal of space. There are two chairs reserved for them. Read More

GC 2004 Looks at Native American Concerns

The 19,000 United Methodists who identify themselves as Native people are a small part of the 8.5 million member denomination in the United States, but ministry involving Native people is the focus... Read More

Bishop Bruce P. Blake. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Giving ‘til it heals

If he hadn’t mentioned it, no one would have noticed that Bishop Bruce Blake was wearing moccasins. Read More

A panel discusses ethnic ministries of the United Methodist Church during the Pre-General Conference News Briefing. UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Church initiatives address growing needs of ethnic groups

In diverse ways, five United Methodist initiatives are leading the church's response to the growth of ethnic populations around the world. Read More