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Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend Celebration, October 7-8, 2023

The Native American Ministry Council of Christ Church Cathedral is holding its annual Indigenous Weekend Celebration and Festival Eucharist. The main events of the weekend are a workshop focusing on Creation Care and Environmental Justice on Saturday, October 7th at the Cathedral led by the Reverend Ashley Hubbard and a Festival Eucharist at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 8, 2023 with Indigenous music including native drum and flute. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both events. There is no charge for the workshop, but reservations are requested to plan for the included lunch (See below). The weekend also includes activities sponsored by the Urban Indigenous Collective. All of the events are free and open to the public.


SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 10:00AM – 3:00 PM

Ashley Hubbard (enrolled, Cherokee Nation) was born and raised outside of Montgomery, Alabama. She is presently the Canon for Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota and serves The Episcopal Church as the secretary of the Task Force on Indigenous Liturgy and is a member of the Executive Council Committee for Indigenous Boarding Schools and Advocacy. As a former microbiologist and high school science teacher, Hubbard is passionate about eco-theology, environmental justice.

Other presenters include: Kyle Vath, local Care of Creation Projects and Joe Dehner, Solar Drip Irrigation projects.


Rev. Ashley Hubbard (Cherokee) will preach at the Sunday liturgy. The Service will also include: The War Pony Drum Group, a Native Flute Player, Staff Bearers, and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir.

REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP: The events are open to all who are interested in Native American culture. Registration is required for the Saturday program. To register, please contact John Grate at

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