Denise Altvater and Esther Attean of Maine-Wabanaki REACH will bring awareness about “Truth and Reconciliation with Native America,” focusing on the Maine-Wabanaki effort, at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis on Tue., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
The presentation is part of “Religion and Reconciliation in Global Perspective,” one of five free public seminars presented by the Butler University Seminar on Religion and World Civilization and the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation.
Attean is REACH co-director and Altvater is the group’s youth outreach and education coordinator. Both were part of the original group that conceptualized and established the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
According to the seminar description:
“Truth and reconciliation commissions are best known outside of the United States. In North America, Maine is the first place where the process is being carried out among five Native American communities and the state’s child welfare agencies. The session will explore this work in Maine and insights it offers about other historic divisions in North America.”
The Seminar on Religion and World Civilization is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University, promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.
The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice, a joint project of Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary, promotes the legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his holistic understanding of reconciliation grounded in justice, human dignity, and social transformation.
For more information on the Religion and Reconciliation in Global Perspective seminar series, visit Butler.edu.