JOURNEY the LEGACY
"Journey toward Honor & Healing"
On October 9, 2010, a "Public Acknowledgment and Commemoration of the Native American Legacy" occurred at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA. During the service, representatives of Mennonite, Presbyterian and Quaker communities confessed sins of violence and neglect toward Native Americans beginning in the 1700's. Representatives of several American Indian tribes responded with forgiveness and requests for a long term journey of healing. In the afternoon, a Native American Longhouse site was dedicated with a ceremony. This event was uplifting, heartfelt, and insightful for all those that attended.
Today, the Native American presence is honored in Lancaster County, PA, ongoing activities are organized to heal past and present injustices against Native Americans, and a Native American Longhouse is being built at the Hans Herr House & Museum in Willow Street, PA.
We are outreaching to you to help us with a project that helps communities engage in a journey to honor First Nations peoples and encourage healing from atrocities committed against them.
We would like to share this experience, and what we have learned with others. The "Journey toward Honor & Healing" DVD Resource Kit will help communities, churches, schools and Native American communities find their own paths toward honor and healing past and present injustices & atrocities. It will also help with the outreach efforts of Circle Legacy Center's "Honor and Healing toward Native Americans Campaign".
We have already gathered many photos and videos from the event, and a study guide is being developed. We now need funds for the actual production of the DVD, study guide and resource kit.
We feel that asking for a small donation of $5 (or more if you can) is a grass roots approach to funding this project.
Help us share this intercultural and interfaith vision of honor and healing with others.
Honor and Healing Committee
c/o Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 393-9745 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make checks payable to:
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
And note "Native American Resource Kit"
For more Information:
Circle Legacy Center - 717-823-2079
Donations can also be made through Circle Legacy Center's PayPal Account.
Please Note: when making donations, please mention the church or organization that your affiliated with, and contact info, so that we can network with you.
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