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Healing Actions

This Action provides meaningful, practical suggestions on how to build healing relationships with those in the Native American community from an Alive...

Healing Actions

This Action provides meaningful, practical suggestions on how to build healing relationships with those in the Native American community from an Alive Now blog post written by Beth A. Richardson.



 

  1. Learn the stories about the places you live and move. Every place in this land has stories to tell about those who lived here before the Europeans arrived.
     
  2. Listen and bear witness to the truth. It is so easy to ignore what happened, to make excuses. But harm was done and generational trauma continues in the Native American community.
     
  3. Participate in The United Methodist Act of Repentance and Healing with Indigenous Persons.
     
  4. Develop relationships with indigenous people.
     
  5. Sponsor a runner for the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run. On the anniversary of the massacre, runners start from the site of the massacre and run the 180 miles to Denver. The run is a prayer, a remembrance for those who were killed. Sponsorship for one runner costs $500 for travel from Montana, Wyoming or Oklahoma, food and lodging. Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
     
  6. Recognize and accept that repentance is life work.

 

This is part of an Alive Now blog post written by Beth A. Richardson in November of 2014.

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