Welcome to our Website where we will share with you, our work, activities, events, and resources. There are Native people living in every state in this Jurisdiction. We support existing Native American United Methodist Churches as well as work with all the Native communities within the Jurisdiction and beyond. Our focus is on leadership development, outreach ministries, education, and advocacy.
Missing & Murdered Indigenous/Native Women & Girls
For the latest NBC reporting View our MURDERED & MISSING INDIGENOUS / NATIVE WOMEN & GIRLS SECTION ON OUR EDUCATION PAGE to learn more. The Native American Caucus (NAIC) encourages United Methodists to observe the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. Read their 2022 statement HERE.
See our MMIWG / MMNWG RESOURCES page to take action.
Check out our ARTICLES and visit our Upcoming Events Section for Webinars for continuing coverage of this important issue.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CHURCH AND SOCIETY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS OF COLOR
Help needed for families of Wanblee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Our Annual Meeting was held virtually October 15, 2021
The Reports Can be found on the Annual Meetings page along with past meetings.
THE METHODIST LEGACY OF US BOARDING SCHOOLS
The United Methodist Church Northeastern Jurisdiction Native American Ministries Committee joins in the Call To Action put forth by the Native American International Caucus (NAIC) of The United Methodist Church. Read More Here.
For the full statement from the NAIC go here.
For the full statement from the NEJNAMC go here.
Sign the Statement HERE!
October 6th Day of Remembrance:
Check out our call to action resources, our worship liturgy and the NAIC Facebook page.
For more information on Boarding Schools: Go to our Take Action area in the Resources Section for ways to join the Call to Action on the Legacy of Boarding Schools and missing children, see our Articles Area to find out more about the latest information, the continuing impact of boarding schools on lives today, and further articles concerning The United Methodist Church's Act of Repentance. Visit the Education Opportunity tab and a section on the history of boarding schools and child removal from Native homes. For teaching curriculum go to the Truth and Healing Curriculum under the Act Of Repentance section within the Education area.
The United Methodist Church stands against racism
Let us Join the NAIC call for prayer and donations in the wake of an act of vandalism: Historic Native American Church, St. John UMC in Bridgeton NJ, vandalized by apparent hate crime. More information Here. TO register for UMW Summer Matinee and Discussion Series visit our Upcoming Events page.
Greater New Jersey Conference takes bold new step with $5 million plan
Entitled Journey of Hope it includes training and education, community engagement, congregational and leadership development and addressing racism and bias in policies and procedures.
Our official position on full inclusion of LGBTQIAS2+ persons can be found on our Resources/Education Page HERE.
Indigenous Peoples & Sustainable Development:
Verna Colliver reports on her experiences at the virtual meetings of the Twentieth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues this past April 19-30, 2021. She describes emotional moments and the inspirational goals for an ecological sustainable future.
To read her reports and view the recorded sessions see her article here.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Indigenous Nations. Read more in our articles section here.
Turn to the Educational Opportunities page for upcoming educational webinars, conferences, training as well as replays of educational webinars for educational and worship use. Some presentations of particular interest include:
DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
Upcoming webinars here. Explore the connections between colonialism, racism, white supremacy in our articles section and Doctrine of Discovery Conference HERE.
Voter Suppression in Indian Country
NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE TO ALL
Outstanding Native American Women:
Indian Country's Hidden Figures presentation HERE.
Race Based Mascots
Presentation and action steps for elimination HERE.
Learn more about the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's fight for recognition and land rights HERE
In addition, check out our WORSHIP RESOURCES section for Native American Ministries Sunday liturgies, Prayers & Litanies, and liturgy for remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Come back to our website as new reports, activities and resources will be added. Thank you for your interest in our organization. Contact us with any questions.
Within this section of our website you will find resources to help expand your knowledge and that of others in your church and conference in Native American history and culture. It is here that you can access training videos, curriculum, articles, liturgies, speakers, vendors, and more! TAKE ACTION on various issues. Additional resources and articles can also be found on our social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!
With God’s grace and guidance, the NORTHEASTERN JURISDICTION NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES COMMITTEE will serve as the body that gathers to listen to and support fellow Native United Methodists, partners with all Native Peoples, educates non-Natives, and advocates for Native issues with our strong Native communities in the Northeastern Jurisdiction and beyond.