Going beyond acknowledging the stolen lands that were recreated and moving towards a respect for these lands, their sacredness and their sacred sites is at the heart of decolinization. Join IPC for a reflective webinar on Decolonizing Our Relationship to the Land, where we will learn more about the Indigenous Peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Sarah Augustine - is the Executive Director of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, a national coalition with global reach. From 2007-2022 she directed a Dispute Resolution Center in Central Washington. She has served on the faculty at Heritage University, Central Washington University and Yakima Valley College, and has served as Adjunct faculty at Goshen College. Sarah has written for Sojourners, Anabaptist Witness, Geez Magazine, The Mennonite, Response Magazine, Leader Magazine, and is a regular columnist for Anabaptist World. With coalition co-founder Sheri Hostettler, she co-hosts the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Podcast. Sarah is the Author of The Land is Not Empty (Herald Press, 2021).
Chief Swann of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe - The Piscataway Conoy Tribe are The People Where the Rivers Blend. The Piscataway Indian Nation inhabits traditional homelands in the areas ofCharles County, Calvert County, and St.Mary's County; all in Maryland. Chief Swann was instrumental in the recent purchase of a piece of the tribe's ancestral homelands in Southern Maryland. This marks the first time that the tribe has owned a piece of its ancestral homelands in over 400 years. The Piscataway Conoy Tribe, one of two Piscataway tribes recognized by the State of Maryland, now own tracts of land on both the northbound and southbound sides of Crain Highway in Charles County, Maryland. The land was purchased by Through Piscataway Eyes™, the official nonprofit serving the needs of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, as well as Chief Swann and his wife, Rosanna Swann. The land will be put in trust for the use of the tribal community.
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