Our weekly bulletin includes the following statement:
Boulder Mennonite Church acknowledges that we are gathering on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples. It was inhabited by the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and Ochethi Sakowin Peoples. We affirm that settlers have specific responsibilities in the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery
We wish to learn not just the history of the “Doctrine of Discovery” and how it relates to the historical injury done to indigenous peoples, but to understand current related issues and what we can do to reduce further injury — to be a “Repair Congregation”! One resource is the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery.