- Rick Bonetti
The Land Back Movement
February 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. PST - the monthly installment of UCC's Creation Justice Webinars will address the Land Back Movement, which has been succinctly described as the generations-long struggle to put “Indigenous lands back into Indigenous hands.” Register here.
In this webinar, organizers and practitioners within the movement will place the struggle within the context of dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery and the ongoing work of reparatory justice. Current efforts will be discussed and lifted up in discerning how the movement can be advanced today. Speakers will include:
Katerina Gea from the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and pastor of Wild Church Fresno.
Sarah Augustine from the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery; author of The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery.
Angie Comeaux from Hummingbird Springs Farm, the Bvlbancha Collective, and Okla Hina Ikhish Holo (People of the Sacred Medicine Trail).
The webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt who serves as the Minister of Environmental Justice for the United Church of Christ and the Rev. Michael Malcom who serves as the Executive Director for Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People's Justice Council.
Even if you cannot make the webinar at its scheduled time, still sign-up, and they will send you a link to a recording of it.