In Denver, a Sacred Ceremony Between Native Americans, Lutherans

We are happy to pass along an article from the current issue of The Lutheran telling of a sacred ceremony in which Lutherans in Denver returned land to an American Indian community. The story carried the headline: Sacred return: In Denver, a ‘stunning, remarkable ceremonial moment’, and read in part:

Legally speaking, what happened was a transfer of ownership of property from the Rocky Mountain Synod to the Four Winds American Indian Council. Spiritually speaking, what happened was much more profound. It was, in the words of George Tinker, founder and elder of Four Winds, a “stunning and remarkable ceremonial moment.”

Click on the link above for the full story. Thanks to Hamline University Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud for sharing the story with us. If you have stories you think should be shared on the blog, send them to


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