Here, find avenues for personal, congregational, or broader community engagement.
Find books for personal or group study and awareness in our lib guides:
The Healing Work of Returning Stolen Lands
by Pennelys Droz
#MMIWG2S – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit
RAPID CITY INDIAN SCHOOL 1898-1933
PBS Learning Media documentary on Indigenous boarding schools is here (https://tpt.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct.socst.ush.wounded12aschoolsa/taken-from-their-families-native-american-boarding-schools/)
Renewable Energy Projects Power Up in Tribal Nations
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.
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.
Visit the Wakan Tipi Center, part of the Lower Phalen Creek Project.
5 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?"
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 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.
John Curl curated this list of Resources for Indigenous Peoples' Day.