The Louisiana Tekakwitha Conference office is now open!

Vision Statement

The voice, presence and Identity of Indigenous Catholics of North America

Mission Statement
We, as members of the Tekakwitha Conference, inspired by Saint Kateri Tekakwitha renew our faith and reaffirm our baptismal call as followers of Jesus by living the Gospel message.


Through the intercession of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha we:
Reinforce Catholic identity;
Affirm pride in our cultures and spiritual traditions;
Promote healing through forgiveness and reconciliation;
Advocate for peace and justice in our Indigenous communities;
Build stronger religious instruction that is meaningful to Indigenous Catholics;
Nurture the relationship between indigenous people and the Catholic Church;
Empower Indigenous Catholics as leaders within our communities and Church.