Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: Church Hosts Needed!

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: Church Hosts Needed!

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: Church Hosts Needed!
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Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020

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methotk@sneucc.org

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Karen Methot

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native People

A Program for Churches in the 400th Anniversary Year of the First Encounter

‘Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change – Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples’, a two-hour workshop for adults and high school students, is offered by the Friends (Quaker) Peace Teams in response to calls from indigenous leaders at the UN and World Council of Churches.

The exercise traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples.

The goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward “right relationship” with Indigenous peoples.

Facilitator Paula Palmer is a sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights, social justice, and environmental protection.  In collaboration with Native American advisors, she created the Toward Right Relationship workshops titled, “Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples” (for adults) and “Re-Discovering America: Understanding Colonization” (for middle schools and high schools).

As executive director of the non-profit organization, Global Response, Paula directed over 70 international campaigns to help Indigenous peoples defend their rights and prevent environmental destruction. In Costa Rica, where she lived for 20 years, she published five books of oral history in collaboration with Afro-Caribbean and Bribri Indigenous peoples. She is a recipient of the Elise Boulding Peacemaker of the Year Award (given by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center), the Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award (given by the American Friends Service Committee), and the International Human Rights Award (given by the United Nations Association of Boulder County). 

A group of host churches are needed for workshops on Friday, Nov. 6, Monday, Nov 9, OR Tuesday, Nov. 10; and possibly for Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 11-12, for a facilitator training. Hosts will be asked to host the workshop for 20-45 people (5-10 for the facilitator training) and help provide transportation and accommodations for Paula Palmer during her visit. Palmer’s fee is $500 per session, which would be partially covered by participant fees.
Want to learn more? Contact Karen Methot at methotk@sneucc.org for details.

See Resource Kit and other materials at friendspeaceteams.org/trr

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