Sacred Native Lands to be Returned in Upper Sandusky

Seeking to return sacred lands they have held in trust for 176 years, leaders of The United Methodist Church and the Wyandotte Nation will hold a ceremony on September 21 during which lands held by the agency will be formally returned to the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma. A rare occurrence in United States history, the event will include local dignitaries and leaders of Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma and the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. In 1844, the Wyandotte tribe deeded the land to the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, forerunner of today's United Methodist Global Ministries, in order to protect its sanctity when the federal government forced the tribe off their last reservation in the state of Ohio. The ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm on September 21 at John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, OH. Register here. More information can be found here.