The season of Lent — the 40 days leading up to Easter, excluding Sundays — is an opportunity for us to reflect on the life, teachings, passion, death, resurrection and ascension of our Jesus.
This year, we invite you to join us as we journey through a series of inspirational reflections by our Indigenous Pathways community around the globe. These reflections are based on the Scriptures of the season and on the theme for this year’s NAIITS symposium being held June 6 to 8, 2024, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: “Dreaming Our World Home: The Roots and Role of Visions in Creating Indigenous Futures / an Indigenous Future.” Elders, faculty, students and members of our community invite us to share and reflect on the significance of Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter for us as Indigenous peoples.
Lent begins this year on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Will you join us on this journey?
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NAIITS Director Shari Russell reflects on the Sun Dance in her introduction to the series:
"These weeks of Lent are an opportunity for us to prepare mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially. ... As the Sun Dance reminds us, this encompasses more than an individual experience – it also includes the care and well-being of our community, including the land and waters of our earth."
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