Saturday, November 12, 2016

NACC Meeting Sunday, November 20th, at 12:10 in the BUF conference room

Dear Friends of Native American Connections,

We are calling a brief meeting of NAC on Sunday, November 20th, at 12:10 in the BUF conference room for all congregants who have signed on to BUF’s Native American Connection (NAC) group. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Each one of you is important in supporting Native American issues.  
We have exciting news to share:
The Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution to send a proposal to the congregation for a stone marker to be placed in front of BUF Acknowledging and Honoring Lhaq’temish Peoples’ Traditional Territory. (See complete text of marker and more details in the attachment.) This will be the first recognition of its kind in the entire county, and reflects BUF’s unique commitment and connection to our Coast Salish neighbors. (A notice will go out in midweek update on Wed from Board Chair, Anastasia Lundholm.)
The Board and the Social and Environmental Connections Committee would like congregants to see a more visible presence of the broader Native American Connections supporters in the congregation. Important decisions and opportunities will be discussed at the Nov. 20th meeting. 

NOTE:  The NAC has been invited to be hosts for coffee hour on Sunday, Dec. 4nd.  We will need volunteers to bring treats, help with set up, make coffee, help staff an NAC information table, clean up afterwards.

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is being set for Sunday, December 11: to vote on statement from the congregation supporting Standing Rock, and voting the stone marker UP or DOWN.
In a follow-up email, you will receive a brief survey to help us keep our NAC email list current and to enhance communication between us. Please respond to the survey and please attend the Nov. 20th meeting.  
In gratitude
Beth Brownfield
email or call if you have any questions:, 738-8899

Please make every effort to attend Nov 20 meeting, 12:10 in conference room (where forums take place).

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