After hosting a complete misrepresentation of our Native American people's experiences surrounding the boarding schools,
The Manitowoc Public Library is attempting to label our
Native American Peoples as
"THE OPPOSING VIEW"
About OUR OWN experiences, family stories, and history
The KICC is not what you think of as the average church. At The KICC we follow our traditional tribal teachings, culture, and spirituality as our ancestors once did.
What makes us so different is that we are available to all, indigenous and non indigenous alike. Everyone is welcome!
When the boarding schools failed to extinct our Native American population through assimilation the "adopt an indian" program was enacted by the federal government in partnership with the churches. Native American children were taken from their families under the pretense of abuse and/or neglect due to the forced poverty upon the tribes. These children were sent to non indigenous families and all bonds and ties to their biological families and tribes were severed.
This practice continues today. There are thousands of Native American children forced into the foster care system every year and never adopted. Upon turning 18 these children are no longer financially supported by the government and most are put out to fend for themselves, without resources, families, or tribes to help and nowhere to go. When these children sell and use drugs, join gangs, steal cars and shoot up our cities, society blames the children who are just trying to survive the only ways they can find.
The KICC is creating a space for these children. Click here for details!
Hosted by The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Dr. Foust, and The Intertribal Student Council
Chi Miigwetch/Many Thanks for making this important conversation possible!
The Kwewag Indigenous Culture Church functions, believes, and teaches this culture of spirituality to all who wish to learn with us. Our functions do not mimic a typical Christian based church or faith. Our services are our teaching and they are based on our environment and spiritual connection to it. Our teachings come from our ancestors and have been passed down through the generations among our own peoples (tribes) through oral history, hands on education, and ceremonial knowledge. The Kwewag Indigenous Culture Church is the first of its kind as we resurrect our once illegal spiritual cultures and invite the general public to now learn and practice our spiritual cultures and traditions with us, opening our doors to the secrets of indigenous spirituality for the world to experience.