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Native Peoples of The UMC

Participants in the Indigenous Peoples March walk down Constitution Ave. in Washington. Thousands of people walked from the Department of the Interior building in Washington to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to shine a spotlight of Native America issues and concerns. UMNS photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference.

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

We support Native Americans and indigenous peoples and their traditions.

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

Photograph of Capt. Pratt and students at the Carlisle Industrial School. Capt. Richard Henry Pratt served as the head of the Carlisle Industrial School, where Native Americans were sent. Photograph circa 1900 (undated). Courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Native Peoples of The UMC

Remembering Native American victims of US schools

United Methodist leaders decry church sponsorship of U.S. abusive “Indian boarding schools” and call for remembrance of victims and survivors.

Daryl Junes-Joe from the Navajo Nation visits Norway with a group from the United Methodist Church advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples.

How We Serve

Navajo Advocate and United Methodist Woman

Daryl Junes-Joe has seen the world far from her home reservation and now serves the church in a new role. "God opened another door. I've become a voice."


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