"A Chain Linking Two Traditions"
The Jan. 21-23 event will be hosted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, which recently marked its 200th anniversary in that state.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Julia Ayala-Harris will join activities on Jan. 21, which include conversations with the Oneida people, video viewing of and discussion about “Native Voices: Speaking to the Church and the World,” a welcoming ceremony, and Evening Prayer.
Other conference activities include the annual “State of the State Address” by the Rev. Brad Hauff, Indigenous missioner for The Episcopal Church; presentations and reports; a local excursion; and “building the altar,” an anticipated highlight of Winter Talk conferences. Participants are invited to place items of significance to their culture, tradition, and ministry on the altar and to share briefly about the pieces, some of which are later given away in accordance with various cultures.