During the past year, despite COVID, East Shore congregants have shown their support of various Native American programs and activities that have taken place online. Some of these events include participating in protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, attending educational workshops to learn about the history of colonization and its impact on native tribes, donating to fundraisers for the Duwamish Tribe, or attending the Meaningful Movies Bellevue showing of The Condor and The Eagle. Many thanks to all of you for your ongoing efforts to understand these complicated issues and to strengthen East Shore’s relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors.
In addition, we are excited to let you know that East Shore’s Beloved Racial Justice/8th Principle Ministry Team donated to Duwamish Tribal Services, the Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey, and the Puyallup Tribe (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women services).
Carolyn DeFord, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, is organizing a show about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women that she will display when we have opened up to the public, hopefully during the fall some time.
Also, East Shore is honored to host the Totem Pole Journey team on July 11th. Check out more details in the Totem Pole Journey article that is in this Beacon. Please save the date and plan to attend this spiritually powerful, family friendly event!
by Marilyn Mayers and Lynn Roesch