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Tekakwitha Conference being held in El Paso


The 65th annual Tekakwitha Conference for Catholic Native Americans began on Thursday in El Paso, Texas.

A reported 1,000 people are attending the event, named after Tekakwitha, a 16th-century Mohawk woman who is a candidate for sainthood. Catholic Indians have credited her with several miracles.

Catholic and Native traditions both play a prominent role at the conference. It runs through Sunday.

Get the Story:
Tribes gather for Catholic conference (The El Paso Times 7/30)

Relevant Links:
Tekakwitha Conference - http://www.tekconf.org