It Ain’t Easy Being Native: Indigenous People, the Doctrine of Discovery and the Episcopal Church
The situation of Indigenous Americans will be examined, beginning with the pre-Columbian historical context and the initiation and impact of the Doctrine of Discovery. The involvement of the Christian Church, from early missionary and colonization efforts will be discussed, focusing particularly on those of the Episcopal Church. The current realities and challenges of Indigenous life will also be presented, with suggestions on how the Church can most effectively and appropriately respond to the injustices of the past, many of which continue to the present day. The Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff (Oglala Sioux), Indigenous Ministries Missioner for the Episcopal Church, will lead this workshop. Register here.