Danielle Palomino

Interventionist and paraeducator, Co-moderator, Native American Presbyterian Women


Last updated 3/26/2024 at 9:59am

On May 6, 1946, the Church of the Indian Fellowship (CIF) was organized in Washington State's Puyallup (People of the Clear Salt Water) Reservation as a Presbyterian mission founded in 1881. It is still used today, but the building has been rebuilt over time and is still sponsored by the Presbytery.

It is where Danielle Palomino-a Fifth Generation Native American-grew up and where she participated in singing hymns translated from English to the Puyallup Language by those of the Presbyterian "mother church."

Along with stressing cultural sensitivity, the teachings of CIF is similar to those of...

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