This section of the FAIN issue pages contains information on Unitarian Universalists involvement in Indian Country and indigenous affairs. The UUA, its affiliated organizations and congregations have been involved in Indian Country since the 1800s. Unfortunately, our initial involvement with Tribes and Nations were much like other faith groups – intent upon assimilation. However, beginning at least in the 1960s, the UUA and its affiliated organizations began its journey in supporting our indigenous communities in their struggles against assimilation, oppression, cultural misappropriation, sovereignty and other issues.
The two primary UUA sites for references on UU involvement with indigenous communities is the Doctrine of Discovery and Justice for Native Peoples. Take some time to check them out. Some of that same information is included in this site as well.