Native American ministry conference

The Atmore (AL) Advance reports on a meeting of more than 90 people who came together for a a three-day conference open to Native American Episcopalians from across the country at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.

Lee “Lavan” Martin, an organizer for the event, said parishioners from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii and Canada made the trip to Poarch for the event.

“We had about 75 attending from outside St. Anna’s with about 15 of St. Anna’s members in attendance,” Martin said. “We also have our Tribal Council Chairman and a Tribal Councilmember attend the event….”

“…Martin said the event is usually held in Northern or Western states, but Eagleheart’s suggestion brought the event to Poarch….

“…Winter Talk 2010’s main focus included a discussion on domestic poverty throughout the United States, especially on Indian reservations, Martin said….

“…Services were held at St. Anna’s on Sunday morning, which included the Holy Eucharist. Other services on Sunday included addresses from the Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan, Bishop of the Central Gulf coast Diocese and Buford Rolin, chairman of the Poarch Creek Indians, Martin said.”

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