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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


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 Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future     Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults     Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life          Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice     The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge     First Nations Version     Fresh Banana Leaves     Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit          Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day:  Curtice, Kaitlin B.: 9781587435713: Books               Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood     Not "a Nation of Immigrants"     Oak Flat by Lauren Redniss     Reclaiming Two-Spirits     The Sea-Ringed World     Stringing Rosaries     Unsettling Truths          Voices of the People Trade Book (Hardcover)     When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Pueblo Matriarch_PRIMARY.jpg5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy

They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

BY CHELSEY LUGER / Yes! Magazine

MAR 30, 2018

Image: A Sisterhood Is Sacred. Left to Right: April Chavez (Kewa), Talavai Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh/ Hopi), Jazmin Arquero (Cochiti/Zuni), Dina DeVore (Jemez/Kewa/Laguna), Alexis Wade (Laguna), Marquel Musgrave (Nanbe' Owingeh), and Kim Smith (Diné). Photo by Cara Romero

For Indigenous Peoples, Abortion Is a Religious Right

by Abaki Beck & Rosalyn Lapier; Yes! Magazine

 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?"


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.

Land Acknowledgments

Doing the Deeply Spiritual Work of Land Acknowledgment

Tracy Kugler, a member of St. Paul's UCC in St. Paul, MN

~includes a strong list of resources for congregational or personal learning

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


Green road sign with cows in background. Sign reads Welcome To The Cheyene River Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation.

How To Write A Land Acknowledgement For Your Parish

CICSC logoThe California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center offers this Toolkit.

Learning from Indigenous Leaders

8th Fire Solar At White Earth Tribal and Community College, in Mahnomen, a paid solar-worker certification program is preparing students of all ages to install solar arrays. Across the reservation in Osage, 8th Fire Solar is constructing solar thermal panels—basically a sun-powered furnace system—that help people cut emissions and lower winter heating bills.


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


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

In Our Library

Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom,  Persistence, and Strength: Kat Armas: 9781587435089: Books     "All the Real Indians Died Off" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker     Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask     Native American Resources - Media Center - NC Conference     Picture of On This Spirit Walk     Product Image