Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:30-9 PM Eastern
We will be discussing a collection of resources on decolonization, reconciliation, and white supremacy as they relate to Indigenous peoples.
This Land: An Introduction from An Indigenous People’s History of the United States: This chapter introduces the history of settler colonialism in the United States with a focus on its impact on Indigenous communities. It exposes how government policy has been used to seize their land, and displace and eliminate indigenous groups.
On Repudiation: A Cherokee Perspective: This article discusses settler colonialism from a Cherokee perspective, looks at what true reconciliation would look like, and reflects on genuine, authentic ways white Christians can repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and truly stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples.
Unsettling Whiteness: Refocusing Christian Theology on its own Indigenous Roots: In this article, the author (a white Christian settler) discusses Whiteness as a historical force and evaluates a growing understanding of his own involvement in perpetuating systems of white supremacy.
From Reconciliation to Decolonization: How Settlers Engage in Indigenous Solidarity Activism: This article discusses genuine ways to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples and provides examples of what people can do.
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