Native American / Aboriginal Worship and Educational Resources

Welcome to resources that celebrate the richness of Native American/Aboriginal culture and heighten awareness of the concerns of indigenous people of the United States and Canada.

LITANIES AND ORDERS FOR WORSHIP

The RCA has designated the first Sunday in November as Native American/Aboriginal Awareness Sunday. Feel free to adapt one of the following litanies for your celebration of Native American/Aboriginal Awareness Sunday, or for celebration on a Sunday that works best for your congregation.

Additional Native American music and litanies can be found in Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources (Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 1992).

More worship resources are also available from The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

SERMON IDEAS

  • Keeping Promises: A sermon first delivered on National Aboriginal Day in June 2007.
  • Click here for more sermon ideas, a link to a video commemorating Prime Minister Harper's apology to Aboriginal people, and other worship resources.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Educational Resources

These resources can help congregations

Keeping Promises

Curtis Korver, pastor of Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Calgary, Alberta, delivered this sermon on National Aboriginal Day, June 24, 2007. (Used with permission.)

Litany of Six Directions

(Source unknown; inspired by a traditional Native American blessing.)

Native American Service of Thanksgiving

This liturgy was originally celebrated at United Church of Rosendale (RCA) in Bloomington, New York.