Honoring Indigenous Communities

Faith in Place works throughout the current state of Illinois, which is comprised of the ancestral lands of the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Miami, Mascoutin, Mesquaki, Odawa, Piankashaw, Wea, Sauk, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Ojibwe, and Chickasaw Nations. These Nations were forcibly removed from their homeland and fight to survive and maintain their identity. We strive to acknowledge and address the violence and colonization in which our modern society is rooted.

Learn about the land where you live.

Ways to Take Action

Please join us in choosing some of the following ways to support Indigenous communities. As President Robert Larsen of the Lower Sioux Indian Community puts it, “An apology or an acknowledgement is one thing, but what are you going to do next?” 

 

 

  • Follow five new Indigenous-led pipeline resistance organizations on social media and commit to attending at least one demonstration before the end of the year. 

 

  • Challenge my local park system to offer free season passes to Indigenous people and reach out to my park board member to start the conversation within the next month. 

 

  • Stop buying jewelry from culturally appropriative brands immediately and instead support Native-owned businesses. 

 

 

 

  • Visit some of the below resources pages to learn more about Indigenous people’s history, culture, and struggle against settler colonialism.