Reconciliation Day Brings Native American Leader to Bethel

October 16, 2012 | 7:16 a.m.

By Nicole Finsaas, '14

Reconciliation Day Brings Native American Leader to Bethel

Richard Twiss, a Native American educator and writer, spoke during chapel on October 10.

Richard Twiss spoke during chapel on October 10, Bethel University’s Reconciliation Day. Twiss, a Native American educator and writer, is a member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. His book “One Church Many Tribes - Serving Jesus the Way God Made You” (Regal Books, 2000) explores the Native American relationship between faith, creation, and community, and the profound impact Native Americans have had on shaping the church’s understanding of the Creator. Twiss is the co-founder and president of Wiconi International, which works for the betterment of Native Americans and Native American communities. Twiss also hosted a question and answer session with students after chapel.

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