Today is increasingly being recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and in honor of that, we would like to share a few links about ways that people are working with the Indigenous people of their area through watershed discipleship. Christianity is about loving God, and loving our neighbors as ourselves: in short, about reconciliation and creating right relationships. Through watershed discipleship, we recognize that the work of reconciliation before us in this time and place (especially as American descendants of Europeans) includes reconciliation with God, creation, and the people around us whose land our ancestors settled. This is not easy work, and can feel daunting, at least to me, so here are some resources on what it looks like to do this type of reconciliatory work.
- The Columbus Quincentenary as Turning Point in the Decolonization Struggle: A visit with Dr. Randy Woodley, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries webinar with Ched Myers, Sept. 2017
- Becoming Unsettled, Sojourners, by Elaine Enns, telling the story of a Mennonite community working to make reparations
- Environmental Justice with Indigenous Peoples, a curriculum from Creation Justice Ministries, with various denominational versions
- Become educated about the tribe or Indigenous people group native to your region through this search tool