Trail of Death course

Published: August 1, 2021

Single course, usually includes travel component. This course will explore the spiritual, ecological, and socio-political dimensions of decolonization as a process of inner and outer transformation. Students will learn about the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism under the Doctrine of [Christian] Discovery in what is now the U.S. and will consider reparative responses in light of Jesus’ call to Jubilee justice. We will focus on two narrative loci for deeper engagement with the Doctrine of Discovery: 1) students’ family stories of connection or disconnection with land; and 2) the stories of Potawatomi Nations with ancestral ties to land in northern Indiana.