Saturday, July 9, 4:00-6:00PM The film documents the story of one town’s journey toward truth, repair, and Reconciliation, by braiding the story of white settlement of the American Northwest (in this case, in Twisp, Washington), the displacement of its Native inhabitants, and the contemporary tale of Native and European-American descendants who come together and begin to examine--and begin to heal--wounds that are centuries old. Please join us for the film and the discussion to follow.
ROOTS OF INJUSTICE, SEEDS OF CHANGE
Sunday, July 3, 1:00 - 3:00PM, at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln
Developed by the Friends Peace Team, this in-person participatory workshop lays the groundwork for understanding the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery as it affected both indigenous people of North American and the European Colonizers. Educational in purpose, the two-hour program includes some harsh but true stories of our collective past offered by Indigenous leaders, settlers, descendants of colonizers, and historians laying the foundation for repair, reconciliation, and right repair. Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change is, like other scheduled summer talks and events, at its core the faith work called for at the 2012 General Assembly when the UUA congregations came together to condemn the Doctrine of Discovery. All Unitarian Universalists were called upon to study the doctrine and its impact on current-day policies, programs and beliefs. Registration required because of limited space, so sign up today HERE.
Note: Masks and vaccines are highly recommended for this event as social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Childcare will be provided if requested.
What can Right Relationship and Reconciliation look like? Mark your calendars and join us for two films, Two Rivers and Dawnland that tell the stories of a rural community in Washington State and the State of Maine as they begin and continue an open dialog between Native and non-Native residents of the area. See what concrete steps toward relationship and reconciliation look like. Both films - Two Rivers, Saturday, July 9 at 4:00-6:00PM and Dawnland, Friday, July 15, 7:00-9:00PM will include time for discussion to follow.
Throughout summer, learn more about the first peoples who lived on this land and continue to be part of our community. We have produced a Resource Guide that is full of information about our Summer of Reckoning & Reconciliation. The accomplishments of our Sunday sermon presenters, details about land acknowledgements, legislation, literature, media, organizations, and websites of the Native Americans who live and work among us today can be found in our Resource Guide.
For more information contact: Nancy Harris, Carrie Holloway, Mary K Stillwell, Arden Hill, Suzanne Shackelford, Emily Cameron Shattil or Judy Hart.
SUMMER OF RECKONING & RECONCILIATION
to download a PDF of the full calendar, click HERE
JULY & AUGUST 2022
July 3 10:00 - 11:00AM UCL Gettng Our House in Order by Mary Kay Stillwell
July 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM UCL Roots of Injustice Interactive Workshop
July 9 4:00 - 6:00PM UCL Two Rivers Film and Discussion
July 10 10:00 - 11:00AM UCL In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands
Dr. Margaret Jacobs, Director, Center for Great Plains Studies
July 15 7:00 - 9:00PM UCL Dawn Land Film and Discussion
July 17 10:00 - 11:00AM UCL Niskithe Prayer Camp Next Steps
Kevin Abourezk, Lakota Journalist and Activist
Short film Return of the Pawnees shown after the service
July 23 Podcast Indigenous Unlearning Conversations
Kia Bordner (details TBD)
July 24 10:00 - 11:00m UCL Indigenous Unlearning Conversations
Kia Bordner TIGUA/YAZUE-UUA Minister
July 30 10:30AM - 2:30PM Contemporary Indigeneity @ Great Plains Art Museum Tour
July 31 10:00 - 11:00M UCL There is More Truth
Becky Seth and Christine Davis
August 5 7:00PM UCL Pow Wow Customs at the Lincoln Indian Center
Mike Wolf, Omaha Elder
August 6 Pow Wow at the Lincoln Indian Center
(Exact times TBD)
August 7 10:00 - 11:00AM UCL Sacred Seed: Post-Colonization: Indigenous Environmentalism and Living Red
Taylor Keen, Cherokee/hOmaha, Sacred Seed Project
August 7 1:00 - 3:00PM UCL Land Acknowledgement Discussion with congregation and Native guests
August 18 7:00PM Third Thursday Service - Antelope Park
August 21 1:00 - 3:00PM UCL Land Acknowledgement Discussion with congregation and Native guests