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Monday, July 16, 2018

DJAN Activist Spotlight: William Blue Eagle McCutchen


DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION
DJAN Activist Spotlight



This week the DJAN activist spotlight is on The Rev. William N. (Bill) Blue Eagle McCutchen, a Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, a Disciples minister, and a member of the DJAN Decisions Team.  

Over the last 46 years Blue Eagle has served in a variety of ministries, including being a youth minister, a local church pastor, a member of regional staff, a hospital chaplain, and a new church planter.  He is an experienced business owner, substance abuse counselor, and former prison chaplain in the Florida Department of Corrections. He was one of two senior-chaplains to form the nation’s first faith and character-based prison. Blue Eagle was recognized by the Council for American Indian Ministry of the United Church of Christ for the enhancement and enrichment of American Indian Ministry.   

Since 2005, Blue Eagle has advocated for indigenous justice in the church.  Since retirement in about 2014, He has been working with Yakama Christian Mission to provide education about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery via five annual  Winter Talks. He worked with the YCM Council to pass a General Assembly resolution to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery in 2017.

Through his volunteer ministry, Blue Eagle Wellbriety Ministries, he has been  a volunteer Native American spirituality leader at Rose Rock Recovery Center in Vinita, OK,  Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, OK and Grand Nation, Inc. in Vinita, OK.  Blue Eagle is a certified Firestarter (facilitator) with White Bison, Inc. He has  been certified as a trainer with White Bison, Inc. for Mending Broken Hearts (Intergenerational Trauma).  

He has gone to Standing Rock to support the water protectors as well as rallies in Tulsa, OK, and Washington, DC.

He is married to The Rev. Marty Stone McCutchen, an activist for indigenous justice and an advocate for an anti-racist/pro-reconciling church.  They live in Pryor, OK.

Please renew your membership or make a special contribution today:  
DJAN, PO Box 35887, Tulsa, OK  74153