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 Bodéwadmi (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