(Fort Washakie, WY) – The inaugural John Roberts Festival will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 11:00 AM, at St. David’s Church, Shoshone Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie.
There will be a special address by Willie LeClair, Eastern Shoshone Tribal member and celebrated cultural presenter, a short service of commemoration, and a “lunch feast.”
All are encouraged to join.
According to the Facebook event page:
“Rev. John Roberts was a remarkable figure, serving in our diocese for many years – founding our ministry on the Wind River Reservation, as well as many of our churches in the state.
“Rev. John Roberts cultivated close friendships with tribal leaders, including the renowned Eastern Shoshone Chief Washakie and Northern Arapaho Chief Black Coal. He was referred to with deep affection by their peoples as “White Robe” and “Elder Brother.”“