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Stealing the Earth, Part 4:
Centering and Othering: Suppressing Racial and Indigenous Identities
Wednesday, 9 February 2021
From Popes to Presidents, the “Doctrine of Discovery” has empowered global leaders to steal the land of indigenous peoples throughout history.
This five-part series explores the history and impact of the doctrine and the legacy of conquest that Christians have perpetuated to this day.
KIMBERLEE MEDICINE HORN JACKSON, MFA (with an MA in Intercultural Studies with a focus on Native Americans), is a member of the Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux). Jackson is currently a full-time contract researcher with the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She teaches an Indigenous Research and Writing Course she created for NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Jackson is also Co-Editor for the Journal of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, and she is writing a dissertation for her Ph.D. Study with NAIITS and Whitley College at University of Divinity Australia.
REV. ALVIN DEERis a full blood Native American of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and a clergy member of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the UMC. Deer has served in seven local native churches in Oklahoma and he is the former Executive Director of the UMC's Native American International Caucus (NAIC). He wrote the 1996 Methodist Apology for the Sand Creek Massacre and has advocated for healing and reconciliation throughout his ministry.