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Christians can learn to respect nature from Native Americans

What Christians can learn from Earth-based cultures likes American Indians, Celts and other indigenous peoples was among the topics of the first Turtle Island Project Native American Roundtable and Regional Conference in northern Michigan.

Racism, poverty, teen suicide on reservations, the derogatory perversion of American Indian names on Minnesota rivers and other locations across the country, and learning respect for the environment from Earth-based cultures were other social issues discussed at a Native American Roundtable held Sept 13-15, 2007 in northern Michigan.

In part two, Tip co-founder Rev. Dr. George Cairns will look at Celtic spirituality - centering prayer - and fighting evil.

TIP volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson has the first of a two part look at the roundtable and conference:
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Inaugural Grand Island Conference in northern Michigan addressed racism, poverty, teen suicide, derogatory location names, and other issues; Centering prayer, Celtic spiritual issues discussed during Turtle Island Project conference

(Munising, Michigan) - Racism, poverty, teen suicide on reservations, the derogatory perversion of American Indian names on Minnesota rivers and other locations across the country, and learning respect for the environment from Earth-based cultures were among the topics discussed at a Native American Roundtable held Sept 13-15, 2007 in northern Michigan.

Sponsored by the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit based in the Upper Peninsula, the conference was held at the Eden on the Bay Lutheran Church in Munising.

The reasons for a shocking increase in teen suicides at American Indian reservations was discussed including the 600 attempts and 15 deaths over the past two years at the Lakota Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. The discussion included whether media coverage of the suicides would be different if the victims were white teenagers.

In tragic late breaking news - the TIP was told Friday (Sept. 21) that even as the

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