Christ Church Cathedral

Native American Ministries Council

About the Native American Ministry

The ministries of Christ Church Cathedral have long included service to Native Americans. This was due in part to the bequest of Nina F. Lansley, which established the cathedral’s Lansley Native American Endowment and Mission Fund in the early 1980s. But it can also be said that this ministry is rooted in deep respect and love that so many cathedral members have for their Native American brothers and sisters. In 2010, a Native American working group defined its mission and our vestry chartered a new Native American Ministries Council.


The ministry uses the following three goals to guide its work:

  1. Provide hands-on outreach by witnessing for and building awareness of the contemporary needs, values and traditions of Native American cultures in the U.S. and Canada.
  2. Contribute to education and theological development of leadership within Native American communities.
  3. Support initiatives to empower Native American societies and ministries related to life needs, cultural sustainability and spiritual growth within Native American values.

Upcoming Events

Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend, October 6-8, 2017


Download a flyer with full details.


Exhibit: Native American Art and Artifacts
October 6 – November 5, 5:30 pm
Explore Native American spirituality and culture through the work of contemporary tribal artists of the Midwest. Exhibit winners can be viewed through November 9.

Contact chair John Grate for more information.


Community Concert: Native American Music
Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm
Enjoy Native American flute music featuring the renowned flutist, Carlos Nakai, Navajo. The concert is collaboration of CCC and UC College Conservatory of Music.



Native American Art and Spirituality Workshop
Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Explore the changing perceptions of Native American art and music from the traditional to contemporary works. Presenters include Carlos Nakai, Navajo and Robert Two Bulls, Lakota.



Festival Eucharist
Sunday, October 8, 10:00 am
Experience Native American culture t­hrough music and prayers at Sunday worship, featuring music with Carlos Nakai and sermon by Rev. Robert Two Bulls.


Contact John Grate, chair, Native American Ministries Council, for more information.