The Land Is Not Our Own: Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Justice Series

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Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities

The Land Is Not Our Own: Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities inspires and equips people of faith to stand alongside Native communities in working for justice and repair.

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“It is your right, your birthright, to seek out others to work toward a world you imagine, a world where we are all free.” — Sarah Augustine

This small group process lays a foundation of trust and relationship, so that together participants can acknowledge injustice, honor the interconnectedness of all Creation, and seek healing, repair, and hope alongside Indigenous communities.

Program goals

Goals for The Land Is Not Our Own: Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities include:

Guide participants in “discern[ing] how Christian communities can address the extinction, enslavement, and extraction done in the name of Christ on Indigenous lands.” From The Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery

Equip communities and congregations to seek justice and repair in solidarity with Indigenous leaders.

Celebrate the wisdom and traditions of Indigenous authors, artists, and spiritual teachers.

Through spiritual reorientation, inspire daily decision-making that honors participants’ sacred relationships with all of Creation.

Transform a collection of 8-14 individuals into a community of love and support. The members of your community will continue to encourage one another as you seek spiritual transformation and take action for justice after the program has finished.


The Land Is Not Our Own: Seeking Repair Alongside Indigenous Communities consists of eight 2-hour sessions and an immersion experience.

Recommended group size is 8-14.

Framework & Session Topics

  • Session 1: The Places We Call Home

  • Session 2: Whose Land?

  • Session 3: Sacred Land, Sacred Air, Sacred Water

  • Session 4: Stolen Children

  • Session 5: Exile

  • Session 6: Honoring Indigenous Women

  • Immersion Experience

  • Session 7: “We Are Still Here!”: Sovereignty and Representation

  • Session 8: “Solidarity is Not Symbolic”

Sessions include:

Prayer and reflection
Discussion of reading
Videos & group activities
Spiritual practices
Integration of faith

Want to know more?

An overview, sample session, and program booklet are available for free download.

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This program promotion kit contains sample social media posts, bulletin announcements, email invitations, and more.

We believe strongly in making our programs inclusive and available to everyone

There are two registration options:

Option 1: Participants in the group pay their own registration fees: Participants pay individually based on a sliding fee scale of $35, $55, or $75/person. (There is no charge for up to two facilitators.) A minimum of 8 participants is strongly recommended. Scholarships are available for individuals.

Option 2: A church/organization pays the registration fee for all participants: When the group is set up, a church or organization will automatically be billed a flat rate of $280, covering up to 8 participants. For groups with more than 8 participants, the organization will be invoiced an additional $35 for each extra participant when the group begins.

The registration fee includes:

  • Comprehensive materials for each session
  • Facilitation scripts, guidance, and training resources
  • Retreat and immersion guidance
  • Adaptations for virtual groups
  • Direct access to program staff for support

Books are an additional cost and available for purchase in the bookstore.

To ensure our programs are not cost-prohibitive for anyone, all programs are offered on a sliding fee scale ranging from $35-$75.

We ask you to choose the registration fee tier that best aligns with your current financial situation. Paying on the higher end allows us to keep the program affordable for all.

If the $35 tier is difficult for you, please consider the program anyway. We ask that you decide what amount you can contribute as a commitment to the program, and send us an email at to learn about partial scholarship opportunities for the remainder amount.


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What our program participants are saying

I recently participated in The Land Is Not Our Own, and it has been a real revelation to me. The first step is awareness and knowledge, followed by action, and this program can be an important catalyst in one’s journey. I also received an unexpected gift of increased reverence for the wonders of creation that are all around us, an appreciation that, in the long-term, may hold the key to our very survival as a species.

“The Land is Not Our Own has allowed me the space to honor both my Christian faith and my indigeneity. I have gained a deeper understanding of how to communicate existing in both worlds by sharing with a faith-centered group that is open and empathetic. Our call as people of faith is to journey with the oppressed, and this [program] welcomed being witness to the beauty of indigenous culture and spirituality while also holding space to reckon with the horror experienced by indigenous peoples. We cannot build a better future and world without confronting the sin of genocide that continues to manifest in and through our current systems. This course fostered prayerful critique of history, as well as stoking creative solutions to how to repair the harms of colonization and assimilation, specifically as Christians, both individually and as a group. Together we felt the woundedness of genocide and violence, as well as the hope, creativity, and joyful resilience that indigenous people have carried, carry now, and will carry into future generations.”