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Healing Turtle Island
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The Collegiate Church, established in New Amsterdam in 1628, held a healing ceremony with representatives of the Lenape Indians on Friday, November 27, 2009. The date marked the first observance of Native American Heritage Day, as signed into law by President Obama in June. “Turtle Island” is a common reference among Indian peoples for the land that European settlers called “the new world.” Read more.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014
blogThe Art of New Beginnings

As we move into our traditional season of celebration, ceremony and remembrance, we at Intersections, along with the Collegiate Church family, re-dedicate ourselves to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our Native American brothers and sisters. In keeping with the Healing Turtle Island ceremony in 2009, when a new alliance was formed... more...

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
blogFive Years Down a New Path

In 2009, the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson entering into what would ultimately become New York harbor, there was considerable hoopla surrounding “all things Dutch.” The leadership of the Collegiate Church, with Dutch antecedents, felt this was insufficient—bordering on unjust—as there was no comparable... more...

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014
blogGlobal Peacemaking – What Does That Mean?

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, the Lenape people threw a party for Native artists from the Americas and Hawaii. It was a collaborative fundraising exhibition between the LeRoy Neiman Art Center and Nitchen, Inc., called MANAHATTA TODAY: Indigenous Art of N.Y.C., to benefit the work of Nitchen (Lenape for "children"). Nitchen... more...

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014
blogPurchase of Manhattan

The 2014 "Purchase of Manhattan" is set to premiere November 20 at Marble Collegiate Church, one of the four Collegiate Churches (founded 1628) in Manhattan. Four-hundred and five years ago, Hendrik Hudson sailed into the harbor of the Muhheconnituck, the river that now bears his name. Three-hundred and eighty-eight years ago,... more...