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Racism
Native American youth from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference participated in a panel discussion at Youth 2019 in Kansas City, Mo., about issues facing Native communities. From left are: Alyssa Underwood, Elonna LaFromboise and Jariah Eyachabbe. Photo by Ginny Underwood.

Native young people speak up at national gathering

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference youth raise their voices about Native-themed mascots and other issues important to their communities.
Social Concerns
Alfreda Hibbard (second from right), age 81, leads a prayer for participants of the Billy Hooton United Methodist Church food bank in Oklahoma City, Okla. The outreach ministry has helped to feed Oklahoma City residents for nearly 30 years. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UM News.

Native ministry provides three decades of food security

The women of Billy Hooton United Methodist Church refuse to give up on a food pantry that serves 60-80 families each month.
Mission and Ministry
From left, John Golombie, Chickasaw Czarina Colbert Conlan and Choctaw Joseph Oklahombi are pictured at Oklahombi's home near Wright City, Oklahoma in 1921. Oklahombi was the most decorated World War I soldier from Oklahoma. Photo by Hopkins, courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Honoring WWI code talker, Native veterans

One of the most decorated war heroes from Oklahoma served as a code talker in World War I and is buried at Yasho United Methodist Church cemetery.