In an effort to model decolonization among churches, the Wallowa United Methodist Church was returned to the Nez Perce Tribe by the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church. Instead of selling the property, church leaders saw an opportunity to strengthen their relationship with the Nez Perce Tribe. Reverend Dr. Allen Buck is a pastor at Great Spirit United Methodist Church and a member of the Cherokee Nation. Shannon Wheeler is the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee Chairman. They join us to talk about what the return of the church means for their communities.
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