Indigenous People’s Day

Guest Speaker:  Gary Dorr
Celebrant:  Nancy Nelson

Each year, we honor the people who have lived on the Palouse time immemorial and take time to learn more about the traditions and history, from their point of view. Gary Dorr, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, will speak.

Welcome and Announcements

Territorial Acknowledgement

Chalice Lighting and Sung Affirmation

Opening Words

Opening Hymn:  #1008, When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Time for All Ages

Reeb Benediction


Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Reading:  Words of Chief Joseph


Closing Hymn:  Imagine by John Lennon

Reading:  Chief Joseph’s conclusion in his speech in Washington, D.C.

Musical Benediction:  There is a Love

Embodying the Flame

Spoken Benediction