MCC Great Lakes is excited to offer a unique training opportuni­ty for individuals to explore and engage with the legacy of colo­nialism and to understand the intersecting history between Native people and European settlers. This training will use the frame­work of the Doctrine of Discovery to explore the taking of land from Indigenous people, which led to the justification of the glob­al slave trade. Participants will be equipped with a number of ed­ucational tools which they can utilize to further educate others on the Doctrine of Discovery. Led by Michelle Armster, Erica Little­wolf, and Karin Kaufman Wall from MCC Central States, the training is open to all who are interested in the ongoing work of education and awareness-raising on these issues.

This training will be held Aug. 25-27 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, with a required $50 regis­tration fee. For more information and registration, visit or contact Kelly Shenk Koontz at