RESEARCHERS, MINISTERS & STUDENTS:
Hawk Dancer This page provides several Ministry links The ministries listed below are subject to changes by their web management. Please let me know if a link is broken
or no longer leads directly to a Native Ministry concerns page. I will then search the site to see if the Native Ministry has been discontinued or
moved to another location. This page updated September 4, 2012.
An alternative video site for faith sharing set up by Fr. Jeff of the Society of St. Paul. Blog, message, upload pictures, video and audio.
A great site supporting family values. YEAR OF ST PAUL _______________
Ave Maria web radio
Click, start radio programing, reduce radio window and you can continue reading these pages or go on to other computer work while listening
to this excellent Catholic radio station.
End Of The
Spear A movie released in January 2006.
This is about reconciliation
between the son of a USA
missionary slain in the
1950's and the South
American aboriginal tribal
man who slew the
Google Search for information found on this web site
The author of "Hawk Dancer" presents these selected Ecumenical minded web site
links dealing with Native Ministry and related Native
The Congregation of St. James This is a new
program geared for persons already involved in Native Ministries and Native Concerns. It is a loose association of people currently involved
with promotion of Indigenous Culture in the Church so they can share experiences and lend support to each other. There is a Rule and Constitution
included if the day should come that an Order of Native American Friars and/or Sisters should form.
Congregation of Great Spirit
A fully urban Native American Catholic Parish Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Click to visit and hear some good worship music.
Turtle Island Project from Munising Michigan. A unique message about the rights and the priority of Native Cultures in
these lands. I hope more will be added and this program will continue.
Catholic Writers Guild. Although
this is not a "Native" site; I recommend it for Native Catholic writers who would like to mix with other Catholic authors. I'm a member and have at least
on book with the CWG's Seal of Approval.
Benedictine Monastery presents several articles on Native
American ministry. Benedictine Monks came to the Dakota Territory in 1876
at the request of Sitting Bull.
Creation Church: A Church praying in Native manner thanking
This is also known as Native American Orthodox Catholic Church
"Special attention needs to be given to vocations among indigenous peoples: they need a formation which takes account of their culture.
While receiving a proper theological and pastoral formation for their future ministry, these candidates for the priesthood should not
be uprooted from their own culture." Ecclesia in America by Pope John Paul II
(Photo right: Patriarch Alexander Swift Eagle Justice, PhD - Keepers of Creation Church)
Conference: For clergy, men and women Religious, all Native
People, and all who minister with Native Americans, and other interested
people. Membership is open to all denominations.
The Society of St.
Paul, The Priests and Brothers of the Society of St. Paul is a
Religious Congregation dedicated to modern communications. "In those
countries where circumstances warrant it our activity will promote
indigenous culture as well." [Constitutions of the Society of St. Paul, #
ST PAULS publishing Click to order books and other media
from the Society of St. Paul (listed above). formally known as "Alba House" publishing.
We have very few publications regarding promotion of Native American culture in the Church, but those titles are listed and direct information/ordering
links are provided on my Research and Resource page.
Annunciationists A branch of the Pauline family.
This is a (vowed) Secular Institute for single women living their vows while living in the world. (In line with 3rd Order Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelite).
Included on this site are some Indigenous concerns and links.← NEW
Spiritual Center, South Dakota on the Rose Bud Reservation is
a joint effort of leadership among Lakota, Jesuits and other leaders in
culture and ministry. Classes and retreats.
Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, Espanola,
Ontario (Canada). This spiritual centre and retreat is located in the
northern reaches of Lake Huron, a little north of Mantoulin Island.
Similar to the Siox Spiritual Centre, this is a joint work of Anishinabe
and Jesuit concern.
Rainbow Eagle, is an Okla-choctaw American
Indian. He is a Wisdom Keeper centered in Ohio and gives retreats and
talks across the country and in several countries.
Wiconi is well worth taking a look at.
Quote from their web site: It is our hope that, on this web site, people will find helpful resources to inspire them to walk among Native people
in a way that reflects the life of Jesus in a culturally relevant and contextual way.
Parish Book Exhibits by
the Priest & Brothers of the Society of St. Paul. This is a general audience ministry, not particularly Native. You can click to see what I do.
We pack up a van with books and religious goods and visit a different parish almost every weekend. If your parish is within an hour's drive any direction
from Staten Island, NY (including NJ) and would like us to set up a weekend exhibit, give me a call.
NAPT Native American Public Telecomunication, radio, Video, more.
You can plug into streaming Native American radio programing while you do other computer work. This is an excellent source of home and educational
............ Special Postings of interest
Contact me, the author,
if you want me to link to your site. Although I frequently check these
links, it is possible for a site to change address. Let me know if you
think you were taken to a site different than what I described
"Your culture ... must not be allowed to disappear"
Quotes from Pope John Paul II – Alice springs, Australia
The Gospel now invites you to become, through and through, Aboriginal Christians.
You do not have to be people divided into two parts, as though an Aboriginal had to borrow the faith and life of Christianity, like a hat or a pair of
shoes, from someone else who owns them.
Jesus calls you to accept His words and His values into your own culture. To develop in this way will make you more than ever truly Aboriginal.
The Old Ways can draw new life and strength from the Gospel.
Take this Gospel into you own language and way of speaking; let its Spirit penetrate your communities …
… let it bring new strength to your stories and your ceremonies.
Express the living Word of Jesus in ways that speak to your Aboriginal minds and hearts.
All over the world people worship God and read His Word in their own language, and color the great signs and symbols of religion with touches of their
own traditions. Why should you be any different from them in this regard, why should you not be allowed happiness of being with God and each other in
--JOHN PAUL II, The Defense of the Rights of Aborigines, Nov. 29, 1986
Most common cause of broken or misdirected links: Shuffling of, or elimination of Native Ministries from some diocese or other Church offices.
Sometimes the web management of some of the links provided on this page will redesign their pages and either eliminate Native ministry items, or
relocated them to a new page. Please let me know by email if you find a broken link or if you are having difficulty locating a page as
I have described. I will then search and see if I can locate new information for that site, or a new location for the given information or topic.
Liturgical Embroidery By: Charlie Browne
The stole pictured below were embroidered by my Uncle, Charlie Browne, editor of the novels Hawk Dancer and Cloudburst.
These are two extra long stoles embroidered for Fr. Moses, SSP of Korea. They are reversible to accommodate four Liturgical seasons or types of
feasts. The artist, Charlie Browne, is the son and grandson of Methodist Ministers who served in an Ojibwe community for several decades. Browne can
design a number of easy to care for Church vestments for several Christian denominations. Click the
Contact Us link for more information.