The First Thanksgiving – A Day of Mourning

In History by Caris Adel2 Comments

  “Reconciliation without meaningful restitution merely reinscribes the status quo without holding anyone accountable for ongoing injustices. At its core, reconciliation has a religious connotation premised on restoring one’s relationship with God. In fact, most Indigenous nations don’t have words for reconciliation in their languages, which is the truest test of its lack of relevance to communities.” – Corntassel How …

Myth of America – The Clash of Spiritualities

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Joy Harjo from A Map to the Next World In the legend are instructions on the language of the land, how it was we forgot to acknowledge the gift, as if we were not in it or of it. Take note of the proliferation of supermarkets and malls, the altars of money. They best describe the detour from grace.   …

Colonialism – A History Lesson with Skittles

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    “Native societies were not homogenous…Native societies and cultures were not static.” –DL It is a sign of respect to know the names and locations of tribes.  They aren’t just ‘Indians’; they are people groups with governments, conflicts, history, and culture. “One area of cultural continuity and strength for Algonkian peoples in the Northeast is their enduring connection to …