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Making Amends to Indigenous Peoples

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 23, 2022 Chebon Kernell, Making Amends to Indigenous Peoples

Please join Quakers for Racial Equality and Atlanta Friends Meeting in welcoming Rev. Chebon Kernell as the guest speaker at an online forum on Oct. 23 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Rev. Chebon Kernell is Executive Director of the Native American Comprehensive Plan for the United Methodist Church and works with faith communities on repentance and reconciliation with indigenous peoples. Rev. Kernell speaks movingly about the necessity of churches actively making ongoing amends for the physical and cultural genocide of indigenous peoples. He is an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation and is of Muscogee Creek heritage. Mekko Chebon Kernell is also a cultural practitioner and member of the Helvpe Ceremonial grounds of the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma. He is working to bring Muscogee people and traditions back to their homelands and preserve the Weelaunee Forest south of Atlanta. Chebon Kernell is also a strong proponent of indigenous sovereignty and land back concerns.

His speaking topics include the trauma caused by boarding schools for indigenous children, ways to support efforts to preserve Muscogee Creek traditions and their homelands, and ways to work in solidarity with indigenous people for land back at the local level. We also invite other Quakers in the region as well as other churches and community groups in the Decatur/ Atlanta area to attend. For more information, contact Susan Firestone susanfires@gmail.com or Karen Morris karenth.1415@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome. This is a free event, and registration will be required. Look for registration and Zoom details in a future announcement closer to Oct. 23.

More info on Rev. Kernell... https://www.nacp-umc.org/executive-director.html

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 12:00pm
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