Exploring the Missing Chapter

“Exploring the Missing Chapter” is an interactive workshop that raises awareness of the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in the United States. The workshop, utilizing the film “Missing Chapter: How the US Stole Thousands of Native American Children“ (Vox), is designed to increase knowledge about the laws, policies, and programs used during nation building in order to begin conversation about how we can build intercultural bridges together. Participants will reflect on historical narrative and implicit biases and how these affect our journeys within our vocations and lives in community. The workshop utilizes discussions based on real-life experiences of Native peoples in the United States (recorded and/or live). Participants may experience powerful emotions during the exercise and can step away if needed.

The workshop will be led by facilitators from Together Here Ministries of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.