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Winter Talk 2017

January, 2017:The third annual Winter Talk is a three day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by Landscape Mending and Brite Divinity School, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling.

Winter Talk is an important time for American Indians and non-Indians, to gather and eat, learn, and talk about the Christian Doctrine of Discovery. This is a space of accountability to American Indians where the Indian voice is the principle voice in an exploration of the past, an understanding of the present, and a visioning of the future.

Location: Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas

More information at Winter Talk 2017

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Oak Flat Gathering

February 16-19   The third annual March to Oak Flat begins on February 4.  This is a three-day march, some run and some walk, to save sacred grounds of the San Carlos Apache people. The march is to protect the Oak Flat region from Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, a mining company headquartered in London.  The reason to protect is linked to more than saving sacred land, but to save the water of the region…

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Bears Ears Gathering

April 22-29  The Inter-Tribal coalition of the Diné, Ute Mountain, Hopi, Zuni, and Ute are working to bring awareness and support for the Bears Ears National Monument.  This new national monument bumps up against Canyon Lands to the north and includes Arches National Monument to the south (more info at Grand Canyon Trust).  To preserve ancient people’s sites and preserve the landscape, Bears Ears would maintain this scared western land for tomorrow’s children…

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Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Gathering

Fall 2017  The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is dedicated to the nurturing of relationships to Nature and the Ocean in the deepest ways possible. The Chumash understanding and culture-based respect for Nature comes from their long and profound relationships with coastal marine ecosystems…

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Standing Rock 2017

January 5, 2017:Recognizing Disciples have long understood the greatest need in disaster relief occurs long after the disaster event, YCM will be visiting Standing Rock in the winter season when temperatures will and on-site support may wane.  Therefore, should the Dakota Access Pipeline problem not be resolved come this Christmas, YCM is working to organize a visit to Standing Rock January 4-6, 2017, with a day of prayer occurring on January 5.

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