The Indigenous People’s Liturgical Celebration was created by Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy during her doctoral studies at Luther Seminary. Dr. Sherman-Conroy is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota and an active member of the American Indian/Alaska Native Lutheran Association Inc. board of directors. This liturgy was created to respect both Lutheran and Native Traditions.
TLU is one of just 26 colleges and universities associated with the ELCA. In August 2016 at the church-wide assembly, members of the ELCA adopted the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. In September 2021 the ELCA Church Council adopted “A Declaration of the ELCA to the American Indian and Alaska Native People.” The ELCA is currently involved in a Truth & Healing Movement. You are invited to learn more about and get involved with this important work at www.elca.org/indigenous.