The Church & Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
November 4-5, 2016
This two-day conference brings together scholars and pastoral voices from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, and the Indigenous peoples of the Mapuche, Chiquitano, Tzeltal Mayan, Oglala Sioux, Mi’kmaw and Anishinaabe. In panels, speakers will identify both wounds and opportunities for reconciliation and hope in the relationship between the Catholic Church and native peoples across the Americas.
Friday, November 4: DePaul University (DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.)
Saturday, November 5: Catholic Theological Union (5401 S. Cornell Ave.)
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Speakers & Moderators (in alphabetical order)
Michel Andraos—Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL, USA)
Jaime Bascuñán—Catholic University of Temuco (Temuco, Chile)
Marie Battiste—University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)
Maria Clara Bingemer—Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Eleanor Doidge, LoB—Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL, USA)
Pedro Gutiérrez Jiménez—Institute for Intercultural Studies & Research (Chiapas, Mexico)
Stephen P. Judd, MM—Maryknoll Mission Society (Peru & Bolivia)
Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie, OMI—Diocese of Keewatin–The Pas (Manitoba, Canada)
Rosa Isolde Reuque Paillalef—Diocese of San José de Temuco (Temuco, Chile)
Jorge Santiago—DESMI, Social & Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans (Chiapas, Mexico)
Robert Schreiter, CPPS—Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL, USA)
Roger Schroeder, SVD—Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL, USA)
Eva Solomon, CSJ—Building Bridges Project (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
Roberto Tomichá, OFMConv—Latin American Institute of Missiology (La Paz, Bolivia)
Francis White Lance—Sundance leader & Anglican-Catholic priest (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD, USA)
About the Cover Photo
This photo was taken January 25, 2016 at the annual march of the Pueblo Creyente organization in Chiapas, Mexico, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the death of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. The women carry crosses in memory of the Indigenous victims of the 1997 Acteal massacre. (Photo by Rachel Warden / KAIROS Canada)
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