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Understanding Indigenous People Workshops
November 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 21, 2023
Many people who are non-Indigenous don’t always feel they have a safe place to discuss the issues tied to understanding Indigenous peoples more, spaces to ask honest questions.
This is why the Understanding Indigenous People Workshops are being held. In these online workshops, we will discuss the last 500 years of North American history. We will see the impact of spending more time listening than talking as we engage with Indigenous peoples. We will learn the ways the academic community uses the terms colonialism and ethnocentrism when describing the last 500 years in North America. And we will learn the impact of colonialism and ethnocentrism on Native peoples, people God has called the Church to reach with the Great Commission.
All these topics, and more, will be presented and discussed in a safe learning environment. Our goal is to grow in our understanding of our Indigenous neighbor, that we might love them the way Christ has called us to in the Great Commandment. Your questions are not merely welcome, they are coveted.
The workshops will take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. Pacific / 8:00 p.m. Eastern every two weeks starting in October. They will be led by Parry Stelter, a Bible teacher, author, speaker, workshop facilitator, chaplain, and ambassador of Jesus Christ, as well as ambassador of his fellow Indigenous people. He is originally from Alexander First Nation, which is part of Treaty Six Territory in the province of Alberta, Canada.
- October 10
- October 24
- November 7
- November 21