Indigenous Ministries and Tribal Relations


Truth & Healing Movement

The ELCA’s Truth & Healing Movement is an opportunity for this church to increase our understanding of our colonizing impacts on Indigenous people in the past and present. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities to learn, raise awareness and engage in other ways to impact hearts and lives across this church. We believe that the truth, and our knowing and embracing it, is the first step toward healing for all of us.

Visit the Truth and Healing Movement page to learn more, get involved and share the Truth and Healing movement with others. Follow our ELCA and Living Lutheran social media channels for more stories and updates.



Killers of the Flower Moon Killers of the Flower Moon study guide

Use this study guide to think more deeply and critically about Killers of the Flower Moon, the very real history it brings to light, and the effect that history still has today.

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Indigenous ministries A first-of-its-kind education for indigenous leaders

Theological Education for Indigenous Leaders program launches.

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Indigenous ministries Community is home

Indigenous ministries meet people’s needs

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Conversation with Gabe Wounded Head We are leaders, not guest speakers

A conversation with Gabe Wounded Head

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Conversation with Shannon Klescewski A faithful journey of service in Alaska’s Inupiaq community

A conversation with Shannon Klescewski

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ELCA Advocacy Action Alert Advocacy Action Alert

Act now to urge the House to move forward with the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act.

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Land acknowledgement from the sixteenth Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA in Ohio.

“We are gathered at this assembly on the original and ancestral homelands of the Shawnee, Miami, and Kaskaskia peoples. We give thanks for their presence here since time immemorial. We also wish to recognize and honor all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to call this land their home. Let us remember the Indigenous peoples and tribal nations who were the first to love, pray, grow, celebrate, cry, drum, dance and sing upon these lands.”
—The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop

For more information, please email Vance Blackfox, Director, Indigenous Ministries & Tribal Relations.

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