October 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
Water Protectors, Prayer, and the Pipeline
Berea United Methodist Church, 170 Seminary Street, Berea
The East Ohio Native American Ministries Committee is joining with Berea United Methodist Church to host a panel featuring four of the 10,000 people who traveled to Standing Rock, South Dakota to stand with the water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Panelists Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson, a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe of southeastern South Dakota, Dj Manito Alahun Vanpelt and Denise Witkemi Wehupotkis Vanpelt of the United Eastern Lenape Nation, and Steve Plummer, a non-Native environmental activist will each share what they experienced at the Sacred Stone Camp and talk about what prompted this powerful movement to protect safe, clean drinking water for our, and future, generations. They will highlight the spiritual dimension of the movement and the prominent role that prayer played in what took place at Standing Rock.
Their reflections and the discussion that will follow provide a timely and not-to-be missed opportunity to learn about the Native American experience in America, what Native people can teach the rest of us about caring for the land and each other, and about the spiritual and social movement that is growing out of the camps.
The Committee on Native American ministries is committed to providing resources and articles that seek to give voice to the issues concerning Native Americans. Below are articles, videos, and resources that can help educate and provide insight into this cause.
Funds given by East Ohio Conference congregations to previous Native American Ministries Sunday offerings sponsored a group of Native women from Ohio for a one-week trip to Standing Rock.
Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson, MFA, MA, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English at Kent State University and a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe, shares her accounts and photos of that trip.
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