"Today we honor and share our tears with our Native American sisters and brothers." - Rev. Dr. Michael Dent, of Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver
The Rocky Mountain Conference hosted a Prayerful Preparation Gathering at Eads United Methodist Church in Eads, Colo., prior to the opening of the 16th Annual Spiritual Healing Run. Nearly 100 members of the Rocky Mountain Conference, along with Yellowstone Conference cabinet, officials from the General Board and Iliff School of Theology attended the morning event.
"I assure you, we will not run from its history. We will make sure history is told." - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper formally apologized for the Sand Creek Massacre during the closing ceremonies for the Annual Spiritual Healing Run on Dec. 3. Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal descendants marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a gathering on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver, a memorial for Captain Silas Soule at Riverside Cemetery and a Feast at the History Colorado museum.
"I questioned my decision to come here, but it is a different time and place." - Dr. Henrietta Mann, Sand Creek descendant and first president of Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal College
Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver hosted Dr. Henrietta Mann, Chief Phillip Whiteman, Jr., of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and Jennifer Whiteman on Dec. 3 as part of the Sand Creek 150th Commemoration.
"You're part of the healing process. We need to use the magnitude of that moment to amplify people's awareness." - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
The Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Commission met for the final time Dec. 10 at the Rocky Mountain Conference office in Greenwood Village. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper first led discussions on the successes of the 150th commemoration events, and what could've been improved upon.
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