Whose Land – Indigenous People or Settlers? at Greencroft Senior Center

The history of land in North America is most commonly viewed only through the eyes of people who settled the continent. The sessions in this series will show how the explorers’ and settlers’ approaches to the “new land” was informed by the Doctrine of Discovery – a framework that gave governments moral and legal rights to invade Indigenous lands and dominate Indigenous Peoples. Topics will also include what the continent was like before 1492, learnings from traditional ecological knowledge, insights into the intersections of the Indigenous Peoples and settlers in Elkhart County, and actions that can lead to right relationships between people and land.

Taught by Luke Gascho
Mar. 4, 6, 11, 13; 10:00-11:30 a.m.