Category: Education

  • Lament brings Death to Life

    Lament brings Death to Life

    By Katerina Gea, Shared with Benton Mennonite Church, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 The Trail of Death was the 1838 forced removal of over 800 Potawatomi people from Northern Indiana to Kansas. It was only one of hundreds of forced removals by federal, state and local settler militias in the 1800s to take Indigenous lands for…

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  • Prayer for ICWA

    Prayer for ICWA

    Image features Waterford Mennonite Church’s congregation holding signs of support for ICWA. The Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, is an important piece of legislation that ensures Native children stay with Native families whenever possible. The Supreme Court may decide that the act is unconstitutional this fall, which would result in more Native children being…

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  • Reflections on the Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage

    Ric Hudgens is a pastor, professor, and poet who lives in the Great Lakes region of Turtle Island, the ancestral home of the Potawatomi. He serves as co-pastor of North Suburban Mennonite in Libertyville, Illinois. The great Catholic theologian John S. Dunne began one of his books with the question “What kind of story are…

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