In A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide, Mike Morrell offers a call to awareness, humility, repentance, and action; includes resource lists for reading/study; supporting, enjoying and learning from Indigenous artists; and specific actions for individuals, households, and congregations.
Walter Brueggeman's An Unwelcome Read of History (09.30.20)
Denise Lajimodiere’s academic book, Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, delves deep into American Indian boarding schools, the unsettling history, stories of abuse, and the trauma that continues to affect many of the survivors’ families yet today.
White Fatigue: Authored and narrated by Robe Imbriano and executive produced and creative directed by BigStar’s Josh Norton.
[See also: What Is White Fatigue?]
is a response to criticism generated from its predecessor,
As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, Minnesota Council of Churches offers Sacred Site Tours of the Twin Cities area. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile.
As the topics are quite serious the tours are considered age appropriate for high-school age or older.
Learn more and register here.
Disparity Trap: The Socially Conscious Board Game provides an easy way to have the hard conversations around race & privilege in America and how they impact society in systemically dominant (SD) and systemically non-dominant (SND) ways. The game play is like many of its kind, where your individual goal is to accrue as much wealth as possible. But where it differs is that you can have a team goal as well where you work with your fellow players to dismantle the Disparity Traps seeking to keep everyone in poverty. Within this game you also step into someone else’s shoes; to experience the disparities within an identity different from your own. Throughout the game, the dice roll correlates your identity in the game to real life statistics.
Works by writers like bell hooks, Damon Young and James Baldwin that will educate and make an impact on everyone.
By Tessa Flores
Feb 1, 2022; by Fortress Press