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  • Can you write a letter to the editor to protect Oak Flat?

    Friends from Apache Stronghold have asked for a big media push in these days leading up to their court hearing on March 21st. Public opinion can sway judges! Can you write a letter to the editor for a local or national newspaper or other media outlet? See below for a sample letter to the editor that our communications coordinator, Michaela…

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  • Will you pray with us and Apache Stronghold March 19-21?

    One of our Indigenous community partners, the Apache Stronghold, are taking their religious freedom case for Oak Flat to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena this month, where they will be joined in solidarity by people of all faith backgrounds (many reps from our Repair Network will be there in person!). On March 21st,…

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  • How you can get involved: Apache Stronghold’s case to be heard by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    How you can get involved: Apache Stronghold’s case to be heard by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    We are excited that Mennonite Church USA has joined a diverse group of organizations in signing an amicus brief that will support the Apache Stronghold in their upcoming 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case! Apache Stronghold is a group led by the San Carlos Apache who are engaged in a legal battle for Oak Flat,…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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