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Anti-Racism: Adults: Indigenous Voices

books, videos, online resources for individual and group study/discussion on racism, antiracism and white supremacy culture

Books

Rev. Kelly Sherman Conroy of Nativity Lutheran Church created this Indigenous Peoples Resources list for all ages.

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States                    Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life          First Nations Version                    Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood     Not "a Nation of Immigrants"     Oak Flat by Lauren Redniss     Stringing Rosaries     Unsettling Truths     When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

 Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Mato Wašté Winyan (Good Bear Woman), offers these words on her blog: "What are you doing to share our stories. Right the wrongs. What are you doing to not just speak up, but act?"

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CANYON LAKE UMC WALKS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILIES

By: Doreen Gosmire, director of communications, Dakotas UMC

In A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural GenocideMike 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.

John Curl curated this list of Resources for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Learning from Indigenous Leaders

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INDEPENDENT LENS: Home from School: The Children of Carlisle

By Jennifer Robinson / Web Producer

Searching for the Unmarked Graves of Indigenous Children

By Nilo Tabrizy, Ed Ou and Caroline Kim•October 20, 2021

Gathering

The Minnesota Council of Churches Healing Minnesota Stories provide group Sacred Sites Tour to Explore Indigenous Experience in Minnesota. These tours are designed to "create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people, particularly those in various faith communities".

Tours are led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota). The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Kairos Blanket Exercise 

KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a 2 to 3-hour interactive and experiential teaching workshop developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada and the Northern US.

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Visit the Wakan Tipi Center, part of the Lower Phalen Creek Project.

  • Share the introductory video.
  • Discuss environmental racism
  • Learn about this land's sacred and cultural significance for the Dakota people
  • Engage in the restoration of prairie, language and traditions
  • Enjoy a staff-guided hike

Land Acknowledgments

Go to Beyond Land Acknowledgment Series

A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment was compiled in conversation with a group of Minnesota Indigenous leaders.

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How To Write A Land Acknowledgement For Your Parish

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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center offers this Toolkit.