Our July Awareness Emphasis is on Native American Awareness
We wish to thank Randy Kistler for creating this month’s four part weekly series on the challenges, suffering and ultimate loss our Native American culture has endured. Randy, having been born and raised on the Great Plains, has always been interested in the Native American culture and our societal impacts upon them.
Week One: The Introduction and Timeline for Important Events
Week Two: The Trail of Tears
Week Three: When an Indian Became a Person
Week Four: What Religion do Native Americans Believe In?
Timeline for Important Events in Native North American History
To gain a better understanding of the plight of the Native Americans, Randy recommends two very insightful books: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown and Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt. John Neihardt was a Native American author from Nebraska that Randy studied in college. The movie Dances With Wolves and the 1979 TV series Centennial are also highly recommended.
Randy is scheduling the field trip to the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks on the last Sunday of this month - July 25th after worship. We can meet at the Chumash Museum located at 3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (Get Directions); or if you need to carpool we can make arrangements for you to meet at the St. Luke parking lot. Please call (818) 346-3070 or email the church office to schedule carpooling. Stay tune for further details!!!!