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White Earth Episcopal church celebrates priest

White Earth, Minnesota (AP) June 2010

St. Columba’s Church on the White Earth Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota celebrated its annual Feast of Enmegahbowh in honor of the first American Indian to be ordained an Episcopal priest in the United States.

Enmegahbowh was born to Canada’s Odawa tribe around 1807. He converted to Christianity and around 1850, joined a mission among Minnesota’s Ojibwe. He helped establish a new mission in Crow Wing in the statehood year of 1858.

Enmegahbowh tried to play a role of peacenaker during the Dakota War of 1862 and soon after, joined a group of Ojibwe as they settled on the White Earth reservation. He died on June 12, 1902 – a date now commemorated on the Episcopal calendar of saints.

St. Columba’s festivities included a June 13, sunday service followed by an afternoon powwow.




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