The film, “Our Fires Still Burn,” is showing around the Michigan Area to build bridges of understanding with Native Americans.
Senior Editor-Writer, Michigan Area
In 2012, the United Methodist General Conference — the denomination’s top legislative body — held an Act of Repentance Toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People service.
Now in 2016, The Michigan Area will celebrate an Act of Repentance and Reconciliation on Friday, June 10th at the joint session of the Detroit and West Michigan Annual Conferences in East Lansing.
In preparation for the Act of Repentance and Reconciliation, the one-hour documentary, “Our Fires Still Burn,” is being shown by host congregations in Michigan. The film reviews history and invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest.
“It dispels the myth that the American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society.”
An introducation to the film may be viewed here …
Please take this opportunity to make this first step on a bridge toward understanding, respect and communication. (Click church name for travel information.)
- May 14, Saint Clair 1st UMC, 10:00 am; Facilitator Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford
- May 15, Heartland District Office at CMU Wesley Foundation, 5:00 pm
- May 15, Marquette First UMC, 4:00 pm
- May 20, St. Johns 1st UMC, 7:00 pm