A time to learn, reflect, and act on this anniversary of the 1620 landing of colonists on Native homelands in the Northeast.
Preparing for Oct. 18th. These three short YouTube videos describe the key role faith beliefs played in the taking of lands and cultures from Native peoples and still impact systemic racism:
- Discovered or Stolen? Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery (6 mins.) from the United Church of Christ
- We the People (17 mins.) Navajo Mark Charles’ Ted Talk on how the founding documents of our country were steeped in racism concerning Native and Black peoples here.
- Doctrine of Discovery (5 mins.) from Haudenosaunee faithkeeper Orlen Lyons.
Listen to Indigenous voices
- John Peters, Jr, Mashpee Wampanoag Exec. Dir., MA Commission of Indian Affairs
- Rhonda Anderson, ñupiaq-Athabascan Commissioner of Indian Affairs, W. Mass
- Larry Spotted Crow Mann, Nipmuc author, educator & singer
- Bryan Blanchette, Nulhegan Abenaki singer & musician
- David Brule, Nehantic president of Nolumbeka Project
Stand with Native efforts for rights, respect & land * Contribute to Indigenous projects
Indigenous ceremony, music, interfaith prayers & acts of solidarity
Project partners include: Interfaith Council of Franklin County, Interfaith Opportunities Network, Nolumbeka Project & many others
For more information, visit interfaithamherst.org/400-years