Alliance for Justice Immersion Event - Saturday Only - DC
Alliance for Justice Immersion Event: Native Children Hostage

Join us on Ho-Chunk land at Daycholah Center on Green Lake as we immerse ourselves in a three-day experience to explore how local churches will faithfully respond to calls for justice from Wisconsin’s Native American communities.

This three-day “Native Children Hostage” event will engage participants in learning how Native children have been used to disrupt and destroy Native culture and identity through boarding schools, out-of-home placements, and adoption practices.

The program highlight is a virtual keynote talk by U.S. Representative Sharice Davids, (D)Kansas, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress.

Participants will learn about:
• The Indian Child Welfare Act
• (Pending) November 2022 argument before the U.S. Supreme Court
o This pending argument is a challenge to the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Native children may again be used to undermine retained tribal sovereignty and autonomy and undercut the federal government’s trust responsibilities to Native communities.
• Ho-Chunk elders' experiences with boarding schools, foster care, and adoption

Additional program activities and learning sessions include:
• Presentations on the Doctrine of Discovery
• Blanket Exercise
• Talking Circles
• Make your own personal Talking Circle Stick
• Efforts made at Daycholah Center to identify and protect Native mounds and burial sites on the camp property
• Sunday service
• Ho-Chunk drum send-off

Accommodations will be in bedrooms for two or up to four people. Please indicate if you wish to be housed with a traveling mate. Every attempt will be made to honor your request.
Daycholah Center
10/08/2022 8:00 AM - 10/08/2022 7:00 PM
Ages 12 and up
Registration is no longer available