One of the questions frequently asked of NACP by United Methodists is “How can we engage in actions which reflect our genuine repentance and help us move toward healing relationships with indigenous peoples?”
Our response is to become informed about Native American and indigenous peoples’ history and their relationship with the church. One of the resources available to help with this process is a book produced by NACP, On This Spirit Walk. This resource offers the voices of Native American and Indigenous United Methodists from a wide variety of nations and backgrounds. Their witness of what it means to claim both their Native and Christian identities is reflected in a series of essays relating to themes of importance within the Native/Indigenous context. These themes include values, history, worship, repentance, identity, justice and more. On This Spirit Walk is written as a small group resource which has been used by local churches, Bible study groups, UMW circles, and as a study focus for annual conference sessions. This book is published and sold by NACP, with proceeds benefitting NACP ministries with Indigenous Persons. It is available at the cost of $12 per copy which includes the cost of shipping. To place an order for On This Spirit Walk, contact Cheryl Hensley at firstname.lastname@example.org.