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Land Acknowledgment

Eighth Street Mennonite Church adopted a land acknowledgment statement in March 2021 following a three-year process of education and participatory activities.

The statement was drafted and revised in consultation with local Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi) leaders.  A Pokagon Band artist, Aaron Martin, created a turtle image with indigenous symbols to accompany the statement.

The Land Acknowledgment Team guides the congregation in advancing the commitments of the statement.

  • Acknowledging the wrongs of the past
  • Building relationships with Potawatomi people
  • Joining with them in caring for this land and all creation

Eighth Street’s Journey Toward Land Acknowledgment

Activities 2021

Resources, documentaries and more

Nishnabe Myaamia Trail

Land Acknowledgment Team: Don Paetkau, Eileen Saner, Barry Johnson, Julia Gingrich, Janeen Bertsche Johnson, Ron Byler.