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 mcc.org/gl-dod or contact Kelly Shenk Koontz at firstname.lastname@example.org.