Indigenous Women Rise
Indigenous Women Rise:
Standing United with (Im)migrant Communities
Increased fear is plaguing the nation's (im)migrant communities as they brace for the possibility of federal agents making arrests under President Donald Trump's Immigration Executive Order. This order targets undocumented foreign nationals in the U.S. In February, more than 680 persons around the country were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. These raids are designed to send a message, cause wide-spread panic among (im)migrant communities, and divide families. The aftermath of these raids has created high levels of anxiety in many of our communities, especially among children.
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.