Mending the Broken Land: Seven Stories of Jesus in Indian Country

Mending the Broken Land: Seven Stories of Jesus in Indian Country

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After five centuries of oppressions committed in the name of Jesus, many hearts have hardened toward the name of Christ on the part of many of those native or original to the lands we now call America and Canada. The imposition of residential schools, removal policies, and forced adoptions left many angry about white man's religion, confused about a savior who would promote such violent ripping apart of families, deceitful taking away of lands, and forced assimilation away from natural heritages. Acknowledgment has been made and apologies given. In Canada large amounts of compensation are being paid out to survivors and their communities. But what does Scripture say about culture and what can original treaties teach us about healing from our shared history? In an era when America and Canada are being called to return to God, Mending the Broken Land provides a meeting ground in an ecotone of cultures as diverse as nature's meadows. Drawing on the example of the governance of a first people of the northeast, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, it witnesses a new generation in a process of healing aligning with the teachings of Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630876654
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 150
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Christine Graef is a former newspaper and magazine writer. She lives at the edge of the woods by the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

1 Aiionwatha 1

2 Edge of the Woods 19

3 Hiawatha Belt 41

4 Two-Row Wampum 59

5 Women 76

6 One Bowl One Spoon 96

7 Dark and Light Creations 113

Further Reading 131

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