A Warrior brave enough to face the challenge
Last updated 1/17/2015 at 3:40pm
Several years ago I attended a small United Methodist church in Michigan. I had just begun my work in Native American ministry. During that time frame I had an experience that highlighted a mindset that still prevails among many Native and non-Native leaders serving Native American people.
My mother, Mary Church, was a highly-respected elder in our community and was one of those who continued our regional tradition of making corn soup. Her soup-making skills were well known throughout the community. She showed her generosity in many ways by volunteering at numerous Native conferences,...