Native American Traditions

Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

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Poll Shows Americans' Preference for Individual Spirituality Over Organized Religion

August 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / Newsweek. Jerry Adler. August 28, 2005

https://www.newsweek.com/search-spiritual-117833

On August 29, 2005 Newsweek reported, "Only a generation ago it appeared from some vantage points... that Americans were on their way to turning their backs on God. In sepulchral black and red, the cover of Time magazine...

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Church and State Controversy Gets Turned Upside Down on Native American Land

August 4, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0804/p03s01-ussc.htm

On August 4, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The relationship between government and religion has been a complicated issue ever since the architects of the new American republic made it the lead item in the First Amendment to the US Constitution and Thomas Jefferson argued for 'a wall of separation between church and state.'

It remains a difficult legal and...

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North Dakota Catholic Hospital Creates Room to Accommodate Native American Ceremonies

July 31, 2005

Source: Knox News

Wire Service: AP

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On July 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Sherman Iron Shield used to sneak his son behind some elevators at St. Alexius Medical Center so he could burn sacred herbs to chase away evil spirits without setting off the hospital's fire alarms and sprinklers... Now he and other members of the region's large American Indian population...

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Opinion: Blackfeet Native American History May Offer Lessons for Moderate Muslims

July 16, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/071705dnediprice.1d71f2d.html

On July 16, 2005 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by staff writer, Arnold Kling, who sees parallels between the situation now facing moderate Muslims and that of the Blackfleet Indian tribe of Montana in the 1870s. "Following the London subway bombings, New York Times columnist...

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At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been held on the 11th of every month since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Followers of any and every faith are invited to come together as a community to '...

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Opinion: Federal Funding of "California Missions Foundation" Violates Constitution

July 7, 2005

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096411200

On July 7, 2005 Indian Country Today ran an opinion piece by Steven Newcomb of the Indigenous Law Institute. He comments on the use of federal money toward the California Missions Foundation. "The California Missions Preservation Act allocates $10 million in federal matching funds to be dispersed through the Department of the Interior to the 'California Missions Foundation.' The...

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Four-Day Meeting on Religious Tolerance to be Held in Dallas

June 15, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

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On June 15, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "A Nigerian Yoruba priestess and two shamans – one an African Zulu spiritualist, the other an African-American spiritual healer – will add African and American black perspectives when more than 25 multiethnic spiritual leaders gather in Dallas this month. Hindus, Jews, Native Americans, Hare Krishnas, Catholics, Congregationalists and Wiccans...

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Hindu-Maya Cultural Dialogue Takes Place in Guatemala City

May 27, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/2005/May/28/5967_1378427,001600060001.htm

On May 27, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "The Mayans of Guatemala - representative of the Maya civilization that flourished during the first millennium AD in Central America - believe their ancestors came to this part of the globe 20,000 years ago from the East. One of the most dominant ethnic groups, Kekichi Maya, has always had special attraction...

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Native American Leaders Call for Boycott of Ski Resort Expansion

May 19, 2005

Source: New California Media

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=6613efc1dea421c6114a7dd2f5ce5d6f

On May 19, 2005 New California Media reported, "Navajo and Hopi tribal leaders and activists are calling for a boycott of the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Area, which has been approved by the Coconino Forest Service to expand its development of the sacred mountain 'San Francisco Peaks.'

The Peaks is located...

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Diverse Religious Rites Mark Expansion of Native American Health Clinic in Wichita

April 9, 2005

Source: The Witcha Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/11351738.htm

On April 9, 2005 the The Witcha Eagle reported, "with burning sage and incense, clerical collars and embroidered silks, Hunter Health Clinic took the first step in its expansion project with a ground-blessing ceremony Friday. The ceremony reflected Hunter's heritage as an American Indian health center, beginning with a blessing by Native American spiritual leaders. And it reflected Hunter's...

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