Indigenous History Month
Before you read:
Reflect on what you were taught about Indigenous people when you were in K-12 and think about the intellectual residue these messages may have left.
Learning Engagements: Choose 2 of the 3 options listed:
Watch this sermon from Richard Twiss
Watch this lecture from Dr. Andrea Smith
Read Unsettling Truths by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
Join the First Friday event November 6, 2020, at 6:30 pm
Topic: Reshaping Our Understanding of U.S. History
Movie and Discussion- Documentary In the White Man’s Image
Meeting ID: 938 1816 4784
Engage in the following questions:
How do these resources challenge your understanding of history?
What strategies might you cultivate to deconstruct, confront, and change incomplete narratives that have contributed to the harsh realities of our National History?
What might our church community do to prepare ourselves to be challenged to engage in this disturbing history more deeply?
What did you learn about the injustice that has been inflicted and continues to inflict Indigenous communities?
Have conversations this month in which you:
Listen - be in a conversation where you are primarily listening with minimal response
Share - be in a conversation where you are sharing something you are learning
Lament - be in a conversation where you are being vulnerable about the struggle
Reconcile - be in a conversation in which you are trying to connect and create a bridge
Praxis Question: What did you learn in the conversations you engaged in this month?
Look Ahead, at the MCC Recommended Reading List, which includes options for all ages.