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Bishop Anderson gets Diocese moving, sees reservation needs

By Margaret Figert – Todd County Tribune – Vol.65, No. 48 Wednesday, September 4, 1985 WINNER – It’s 9:00 a.m. on a Monday morning at Sargent’s Café in Winner. The Rt. Rev. Craig B. Anderson, new Episcopal Bishop in South … Continue reading

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Reconciliation is a time to remember, repent, resolve

By the Right Rev. Craig B. Anderson At the recent Governor’s Council for the Year of Reconciliation meeting, the following mission statement was unanimously adopted: “to identify issues, attitudes and historical experiences that have contributed to the need for reconciliation … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Generosity

Albert Camus, the French existentialist, philosopher and novelist, once said that when we in the West forgot the virtue of generosity, we began the practice of charity.  The truth of Camus’ insight was revealed to me in a significant way … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Fellowship

What do saddle horses, bishops, prairie dogs and parish clergy have in common? About 40 dusty South Dakota Episcopalians discovered the connection recently at the second annual Rattlesnake Roundup in the tiny Badlands community of Red Shirt table. The event … Continue reading

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A Prayer Book for Native Americans

“Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi” is the name in the Lakota/Dakota language of the Sioux Indians for what in English would be “The Niobrara Prayer Book.” Although there has been a Niobrara Hymnal and Catechism for some years, the Wocekiye Wowapi was … Continue reading

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Bishop Anderson Calls Church to be ‘Holy Family’ – Ways of Lakota People Can Renew Role of Priests

In a timeless ceremony at a place called Pine Ridge, on the plains of South Dakota, the Lakota people adopted an Episcopal Bishop. They invested him with a new name, Wanbli Tokahey (“Leading Eagle”), and welcomed him into the Oglala … Continue reading

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Bishop Honored

The Right Rev. Craig Barry Anderson, a member of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, has been honored as an outstanding alumnus of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. Anderson, who was graduated from the university in 1963, was given the … Continue reading

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Bishop Urges Reconciliation with Substance

One of the results of bishop Craig Anderson’s effort to reconcile South Dakota whites and Indians was a homemade bomb thrown at his house. “Whenever you take a stand you’re going to excite the crazies,” said Anderson, the Episcopal bishop … Continue reading

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Commission will look at Indian land claims

Pierre- The state Council on Reconciliation focused Monday on an issue it refused to see in 1990: Sioux Indian land claims in the Black Hills. The council approved a resolution supporting the formation of a presidential commission on the Black … Continue reading

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Rosebud Episcopalians proud of Anderson

To the Editor: As a member of the Episcopal Church and administrator of Rosebud Mission, I would like to say how proud we Episcopal reservation members are of our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Craig Anderson. I spent many years as … Continue reading

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