Whether or not you attended Emerson UU’s worship service Sunday November 15th, you may like to check out a few of these resources.


Learn more about the Rights and Resistance of Indigenous People of Texas. Details at https://emersonuuhou.wpengine.com/social-action/ministry-for-earth/ :

Thursday, November 19th – 6:30 p.m. The Condor & the Eagle. Documentary about environmental activists from Houston meeting tribes in South America, both fighting environmental degradation. 8:00 p.m. –  Indigenous religious and spiritual leaders discussion.  To register and/or donate click here: WATCH THE TRAILER 

Event postponed due to a death in the family – Friday, November 20th at 6 p.m. Conversation with members of Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe.  Please register here for for Protect Garcia Pasture.  Our hearts go out to the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas at this time.

And the UUA has put together a Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In, a series of virtual learning events November 19-26.



An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – available in paper, audio and electronic formats

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese; recommended for those not familiar with the topic – available in paper and electronic formats

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker – available in paper, audio and electronic formats

Picture Book: We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, illus. – available in paper and electronic formats


‘Black/Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country’   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/us/enslaved-people-native-americans-oklahoma.html

‘No new worlds’: New artwork highlights darker side of Mayflower’s impact on Native Americans


 Concerning Indian Treaties:

List of cases in last 100 years with brief descriptions:

Paper discussing Key cases since 1823:

One of many articles written following McGirt v. Oklahoma decision: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/mcgirt-case-historic-win-tribes/614071/


Standing Rock:

Rita Chamblin (Pat Smith’s friend) Documentary/Interview   There are two stories in the documentary, each about 15 minutes.

GA 2020 Online Workshops

GA (General Assembly) 2020 was originally planned to take place in Providence, RI, in order to coincide with the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing at Plymouth.  A number of workshops centered around Indigenous Peoples’ interactions with white settlers since 1620.  Find most GA events online at Virtual General Assembly 2020 on Vimeo.  Workshops numbering 204, 212, 215, 313, 410, 503, 513, 601, 605, 606, 12, 616, and 617 specifically focus on Indigenous Peoples.


Many thanks to Patti Withers and Pat Smith for putting together the service and these resources!

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