Author: katerinamfriesen

  • Annual Meeting Report and Photos

    Annual Meeting Report and Photos

    Report from the 2022 Annual Meeting of the DDoD Coalition By Jonathan Neufeld It is important to begin this Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Annual Meeting report with gratitudes. Gratitude for the open-hearted and generous hosting of the Coalition attendees by the congregation and friends of Albuquerque Mennonite Church. The meals, homestays, tour planning, worship, […]

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  • An invitation from Goshen College runners: ‘run your prayers’ to protect Oak Flat

    An invitation from Goshen College runners: ‘run your prayers’ to protect Oak Flat

    Goshen College students invite you to join us in prayer for Oak Flat through movement during the month of September!  Read more in this article by GC student Arleth Martinez! Follow, share and tag the GC cross country team’s posts during the month of September at gcmapleleafs_xc (Instagram) and GCMapleLeafs_XT (Twitter), and our posts on […]

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  • Update from our “Protect Oak Flat” Committee

    Update from our “Protect Oak Flat” Committee

    Oak Flat. Chi’Chil Bildagoteel. Sacred land tended to and filled with centuries of indigenous prayer.  Sacred land taken by the US government by military conquest. Sacred land the US government promised in treaty to care for.  Held by the National Forest Service. And so the care for this sacred land is the responsibility of every […]

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  • Campaign to Uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act

    by Sarah Augustine The Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition is committed to working with Indigenous organizations to support efforts to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This important law, passed in 1978, strengthened the legal rights of Indigenous families and specified that when Native children are removed from the care of their families, priority […]

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  • Healing Haunted Histories Fall Study Series

    REGISTER AT THIS LINK Blurb to share on social media or in church bulletins: Opportunity for Fall Book Study with Elaine Enns! Elaine Enns, co-author of Healing Haunted HIstories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization, will be leading a fall book study for the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition. This book will deepen our personal and collective work toward decolonization, and asks those of […]

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  • Annual Meeting: July 22-25

    Coalition Orientation and New Volunteer Training Sarah Augustine (Coalition ED) and Katerina Gea (Coalition Organizer) are offering a training and orientation for people interested in getting involved in the Coalition or coming to our annual meeting for the first time. The orientation will be on July 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. PST. We’ll share more with new folks about the story and structure […]

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  •  A Mystical/Material Vision of Restored Abundance as Call to Discipleship

     A Mystical/Material Vision of Restored Abundance as Call to Discipleship

    A Sermon on Luke 5:1-11 by Ched Myers & Elaine Enns Re-printed with permission from Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries. Note:This sermon was shared at St. Michael’s Episcopal University Church in Isla Vista, CA, on Feb 6, 2022, at the invitation of Rev. Scott Claassen. It was the occasion of dedicating a new mural (below) painted that week […]

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  • ECHOES OF COLONIALISM

    BY LARS ÅKERSON Lars Åkerson is an interpreter and a Coalition member. THIS APPEARS IN THE MARCH 2022 ISSUE OF SOJOURNERS. SUBSCRIBE AND READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE ARTICLE HERE. WHEN MAYA COMMUNITY educator Wilma Esquivel Pat opened a recent forum on the autonomy of Indigenous peoples, her remarks recalled her people’s struggle for self-determination in […]

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  • Oak Flat: Prayer Run from all 4 Directions and a Non-Consultation

    by Carol Rose, February 2022 February 17-20 was an annual gathering at Oak Flat.  This year runners and walkers arrived with prayer on their sneakers from all four directions, plus a group from the Poor People’s Campaign representing many directions.   Prayer runners were high school students and 60+ years old.  Prayers pounded an abandoned […]

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  • 2021-2022 Indigenous Repair Partner

    2021-2022 Indigenous Repair Partner

    DDofD Coalition’s 2021-22 international repair partner seeks protection for historic Maya lands and lifeways

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