We will explore our history as “people of the land” settling areas in North America inhabited by Indigenous communities, the original peoples of the land. We will look at theological understandings that have shaped our relationship to the land and relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and explore opportunities for congregations and the broader church to join with Indigenous Peoples to mutually seek environmental justice.
Sarah Augustine is consultant, Mennonite Central Committee Central States and co-director of the Suriname Indigenous Health Fund. Ewuare Osayande is anti-oppression coordinator, MCC US. Erica Littlewolf is coordinator of the Indigenous Vision Center, MCC Central States. Anita Amstutz is pastor at Albuquerque Mennonite Church and committee member of the Doctrine of Discovery roundtable.