Earlier this month, Rainbow’s Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministries, Sarah Neher, invited our church’s middle and high school students to reflect on the following questions:
What images come to mind when you think of/imagine native or indigenous American people(s)?
What stories inform these images?
What are your experiences with native/indigenous people(s)?
She then asked the students if they had heard of indigenous-related movements or protests such as the Keystone XL pipeline? Or have they ever heard of what is called a Land Recognition? And finally, did they know that November is Native American Heritage Month? http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month
They then watched this video:
I share this in part because Sarah is going to preach with these matters in mind on Sunday, November 24. What if we all reflected on these questions as we prepare for Thanksgiving?
Thank you Sarah!