Listen to them share experiences and resources on this recorded call (click to hear) and explore the resources below for more information on this topic.
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- Creation care requires Indigenous voices – Pr. Joann Conroy, President of ELCA’s American Indian and Alaska Native Ministries
- ‘Wild Places’ reflection shared by Young Adult Ministries from Taina Diaz-Reyes, Hunger Advocacy Fellow.
A Christian theological ethic that incorporates our relationality with Creation into our spiritual imagination could turn us from the colonial idea of “wilderness” to understanding ourselves as part of a sacred community. – Taina Diaz-Reyes
- A call from Cherokee Nation citizen and fellow Lutheran: Vance Blackfox
See also his 2017 Reflection of Repudiation of Doctrine of Discovery
- Watch this (click)! A panel of remarkable perspectives shared at the 2020 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium in collaboration between Other+Wise and Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (11/17-18).
- Just Lutheran – Taking tangible steps to minimize bias.
- Reparations, voluntary tax models :
The Shuumi Land Tax
- Land Acknowledgement Panel from Ohlone Land (April 2020)
- Honor Native Land (4 minute overview)
- Guide to Land Acknowledgement
- Who are the first earth-keepers on the land you stand on?
- Reflections on Land & Doctrine of Discovery:
– Whose Land of the Free?
– Land Yields Life
- Listen to a variety of testimonials from people from the Northern Great Lakes Synod re: Doctrine of Discovery -2020