by Stephen Brown Grand Rapids, Michigan (ENI).
A global Protestant body representing 80 million Christians has issued an apology for the role played by churches in perpetrating abuse against Native Americans, First Nations and other indigenous peoples.
“We … repent of our history littered with ways in which we have betrayed Gospel values of justice, fairness, and love for our neighbour … by the confiscation of land, and mass killings,” delegates at the founding meeting of the World Communion of Reformed Churches said in a 26 June statement.
See the full story here: http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=4215
Posted on July 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM
One of the biggest accomplishments of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is the Labateyah Youth Home in Seattle. It’s the largest and most successful housing programs for homeless youth in our state.
Watch a peice by King-5 on Labateyah! – http://www.king5.com/video?id=98679879&sec=549122
Choctaw Code Talkers, a compelling documentary about America’s World War I heroes, comes to public television in Fall 2010
Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT) proudly announces the release of a new documentary that examines the pivotal role that Choctaw soldiers played in helping shape an earlier end of World War I.
In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America’s Original Code Talkers.
Co-produced by Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc., Valhalla Motion Pictures and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT), Choctaw Code Talkers will transport viewers back to World War I for an intimate and engaging look into the lives of these brave men, their families, their dreams and their patriotism to a country who would remember them as heroes, but not until after their death.
Educational Version Available September 23, 2010; retail price $225.00
Home Version Available October 23, 2010; retail price $29.95
Learn more here – http://www.nativetelecom.org/choctaw_code_talkers
Find your station here – http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/index.html