2001 Recipient: Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship was recognized for creating an anti-racist partnership with American Indians in their area. During the President's (Clinton) Initiative on Race, the American Indians were protesting because the initiative was being framed in terms of black and white. Fellowship members invited the group to come to the church to explain their critique to the congregation and to work for expanding the initiative. Following that successful meeting, there were subsequent visits between members of the congregation and members of the nearby reservation. This led to UUs working actively with the native folks on legislative advocacy issues relating to their community.