Toward Right Relations with Native Peoples
A Weekend of Online Events November 13 -15
Hosted by the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
in combination with the Friends Peace Team
On November 15th @ 10am our worship committee and Rev. Ellen have decided to join in with “The Land Remembers” led by Paula Palmer
Many Native people say the land remembers. We invite non-Native people to think about the places on this continent that they know and love, and then ask: What does this land remember? Who loved this land before my family came to know it? What happened to them? How am I connected to them through the land? How could this connection grow into relationship?
No Registration needed: Sunday worship is free and open to all.
Find link for the service at: https://fpc-stow-acton.org/services.
There are 2 other events listed below which some of you may be interested in and may register yourselves to attend if you wish.
Acting upon the 2020 UUA Action of Immediate Witness calling on UUs to “Address 400 Years of White Supremacist Colonialism” and the Friends Peace Team goal to “build relationships among Native and non-Native communities based on truth, respect, justice and our shared humanity.” We join together to learn, challenge, and support the work of right relationships that address more than 400 years of genocide, colonization, and forced assimilation of Native peoples with these weekend- long offerings. All events are suitable for high school teens and adults.
“Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change”
with Paula Palmer and Rev. Nikira Hernandez-Evans Friday Evening Workshop, November 13th 7-9pm
Through an experiential exercise, we trace the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples.
Registration: Suggested donation $20.00 per family; BIPOC people attend for free. Register for Friday night for the zoom link at https://rightrelationshipworkshop.bpt.me
facilitated by the Rev. Nikira Hernandez-Evans Saturday Afternoon Film and Discussion, November 14th 3-4:30pm
This 1-hour documentary film tells the story of a rural community in Washington state that undertook some significant actions toward reconciliation with the area’s Indigenous peoples. Following the film a facilitated discussion will focus on: what would right relationship look like with Native Peoples in our community.
Registration: Suggested donation $10.00 per family, BIPOC people attend for free. Register for the Saturday movie for the zoom link at https://rightrelationshipmovie.bpt.me