Creator, we give you thanks for all you are and all you bring to us
for our visit within your creation.
In Jesus, you place the Gospel at the Center of this Sacred Circle
through which all of creation is related.
You show us the way to live a generous and compassionate life.
Give us your strength to live together with respect and commitment
as we grow in your spirit, for you are God, now and forever. Amen.
The Department of Indian Work (DIW) is a ministry that was established within the Dakota (Sioux) and Anishinabe (Ojibwa) communities before the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota was officially established in 1857.
There are currently twelve mission congregations and two specialized ministries serving both on tribal lands and within the urban centers (Minneapolis/St Paul, Duluth) in Minnesota.
The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota is the only diocese in the Episcopal Church that allocates a substantial portion of its annual budget to indigenous ministries.
For more information about the Department of Indian Work, contact the Rev. Canon Robert Two Bulls, DIW Director, email@example.com, 612-870-3326.