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Northern Skies District Conference


Be sure to get these dates on your calendar:


Southern Region
District Conference

September 21, 2024

Glennie UMC
3170 State Street M-65
Glennie, MI 48737


Northern Region
District Conference

September 28, 2024

Marquette Hope
Connection Center

927 W. Fair Ave
Marquette, Ml 49855


Taking place at the conference will be a presentation of ‘Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice’, a documentary by Audrey Geyer.

Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice’ is a one-hour PBS documentary that is particularly timely and relevant given our country’s current reckoning with racial inequity and systemic racism. The program focuses on the stories of Michigan Native American Lawyers, Tribal Judges and their colleagues who work with Native Nations, their citizens and mainstream institutions to achieve healing and Sacred Justice. These unseen role models strive daily to address, repair and resolve unique and complicated historical, governmental, legal, judicial and social welfare issues, which are most often rooted in discrimination, historical trauma and cultural destruction. Come take a journey into past and present day Indian Country to learn of untold stories that shine a light on Native Americans rising up to create a new path for today and for the next Seven Generations.

Audrey Geyer has been a video director/producer for 25 years. Many of her programs have aired on PBS as well as been distributed to the educational markets and through community screening events. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Visions, a non-profit 501(c) 3 independent video production organization, located in Metro Detroit. Visions mission is to produce compelling and unique social affairs documentaries that tell the stories of Midwest communities and cultures that are underrepresented in the media. Through our programs, we explore themes of social justice, human rights and cross cultural awareness and aim to foster empathy, understanding and dialogue as well as inspire social change. Visions has produced two documentaries on contemporary Native American issues: ‘Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience’ and ‘Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice.’  Geyer has a B.A. from the University of Michigan in film/video studies and a Masters in Social Work from New York University.

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2025 Mission of the Year Applications Now Available

Each year the Northern Skies District chooses a Mission of the Year (MOY) at the Annual District Conference. This is a long-standing tradition going back to at least 1969. Over the years a wide variety of organizations have received funds as a Mission of the Year. Many have been churches who used the funds for building maintenance. A few have been other organizations such as prison ministry, campus ministry, and community outreach. Marquette Hope was selected as 2023 Mission of the Year.


If your church would like to apply as 2025 Mission of the Year, you must fill out an application. Contact the District Office for an application, 906-228-4644, or download one here: Mission of the Year 2025 Application. Applications are due by September 1 and should be mailed to Northern Skies District Office, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

Camp Michigamme 2024 Season Registration


Camp Michigamme 2024 Schedule


Senior High Camp | June 16 to June 22 | 10th to 12th Grade | $400
Middle School Camp | June 16 to June 22 | 6th to 9th Grade | $400
Elementary Camp | June 23 to June 26 | 3rd to 5th Grade | $315
Teddy Bear Camp | June 28 to June 29 | 4 years old to 2nd Grade |$145 Adult Child Pair
Michigamme Games | July 14 to July 20 | 3rd to 9th Grade | $400
Water Games | July 21 to July 27 | 3rd to 9th Grade | $400
Camp Michigamme Day | July 27 | Everyone | Free
Scrapbook Retreat | August 2 to August 4 | Adult Women | $230
Quilt Retreat 1 | August 7 to August 10 | Adult Women | $230
Quilt Retreat 2 | August 11 to August 14 | Adult Women | $230



Click  HERE  to register.



Northern Skies District