Resource List on the Relations of Indigenous Peoples and Catholics
This resource list provides suggested books, articles, and videos that teach about the legacy of colonization and the genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. In particular, the list provides resources that highlight Catholic Church’s role in boarding schools.
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S. hosted a learning series on the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Jesuits in North America during the 2021-2022 academic year. Over three sessions, Unpacking Histories: Reflecting on the relations of Indigenous Peoples and Jesuits in what we currently call the U.S. and Canada featured Indigenous and Jesuit voices reflecting on the history between Jesuits and Indigenous Peoples. Session topics included: an introduction to Jesuit ministries to Indigenous peoples, history of Jesuit-run Indigenous boarding schools, Indigenous spirituality, and opportunities for legislative advocacy. This resource guide was created as a follow-up resource for series participants.