November is Native American Heritage Month. We celebrate Native American Heritage Month as The United Methodist Church, recognizing that we are woven together in our American heritage, as well as in our common worship with those Native Americans who are members alongside us. This involves remembering and acknowledging hurts of the past and seeking to be inclusive today that we might move forward together as God's beloved, worshiping and living together as God's diverse people.
During this month, we are reminded that there are ways we can honor Native Americans among us today, as we celebrate their witness in the church and in the world. An example of this was in the peaceful protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the standing for the protection of God's creation.