From David Bell, Yakama Mission
Living in the United States and Canada means racism has us living lives within racialized groups which affect one another. Recognizing this reality, the Center for Indigenous Ministries (Disciples of Christ) stands with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and all who commit themselves to maintaining and restoring Creational wellbeing, in opposition to the mining permit application for the Juristac lands of California. We believe the Creational life of this landscape is critical to the human moral consciousness and the lives of our children’s children.
As Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working for justice, the Center for Indigenous Ministries (Disciples of Christ) believes standing with the people of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band is foundational to our commitment to eradicate systemic racism (and racism’s intersectional evils) in the United States and Canada. We encourage congregations throughout the United States and Canada to support Amah Mutsun people in their work to save the soil, water, plants, animals, and soul of the Juristac landscape.
Information on this critical work may be found at, http://www.protectjuristac.org.
Wording for a supporting document to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors may be found at, https://yakamamission.org/letters-supporting-justice-issues/