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.
More information will be shared in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned to our ELCA and Living Lutheran social media channels and the Truth & Healing Movement page to learn about ways to get involved and share with others.
ELCA Indigenous Leaders Gathering draws participants from across the countryRead More
As a next step in what they called a yearslong commitment, the ELCA Northeastern Minnesota Synod has given $185,400 plus $100 plus $1,100 to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.Read More
The ELCA shared its Declaration to American Indian and Alaska Native People for the first time in person at its triennial Churchwide Assembly in Ohio.Read More
The theme for the 2022 Symposium at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was: “Am I my sister’s keeper? Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.” Watch videos of all the sessions here.Watch Videos
The Vatican said the papal documents had been “manipulated” for political purposes by colonial powers “to justify immoral acts against Indigenous peoples that were carried out, at times, without opposition from ecclesial authorities.”Read More
Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo, advocate, community leader and the first Native American woman ordained in the Lutheran church, died July 22. She was 75.Read More
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For more information, please email Vance Blackfox, Director, Indigenous Ministries & Tribal Relations.Contact us