Danelle Crawford McKinney – Being Native American in an Immigrant World
April 25, 2020 at Peace Presbyterian Church, Elkhorn, NE.
9 AM to 2 PM, includes potluck salad luncheon
Danelle is the first Dakota Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate [pronounced oh-YAH-tay] woman ordained in the Presbyterian Church, (USA). Growing up in the nongeographic Presbytery of Dakota, her Native American culture plays an integral role in current social issues facing many American Indigenous people, in particularly Native American Christian young people. Danelle and her husband Ron have spent many years learning cultural traditions, values and customs in order to “bridge the language gap” between what they call mainstream Christianity and Native American spirituality. Danelle is currently working as a Student Rights Specialist at Haskell Indian Nations University and lives with her husband, Ron McKinney, a teaching elder, reside with their three children and two grandsons in Lawrence, KS.