Kaitlin B. Curtice is a member of the Potawatomi Nation, as well as a Christian, public speaker, and poet. She is the author of Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God, which has been highly praised by Barbara Brown Taylor (“Kaitlin Curtice is one of the braver writers I know. She won’t smooth any edges for you, and she won’t let you change the subject, but she’ll support you digging as deeply for your roots as she has for hers.”) and Richard Rohr (“Curtice is a brave truth-teller and a prophetic voice we need to be listening to, and Native is a book that will guide us toward a better future”). Kaitlin is also the author of Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places.
This is part two of a two part episode. To listen to part one, click here.
She travels widely, speaking on matters of faith and justice within the church as it relates to indigenous peoples, and has been a featured speaker at conferences such as Why Christian, Evolving Faith, the Wild Goose, and the Festival of Faith and Writing. Kaitlin B. Curtice is a monthly columnist for Sojourners, has contributed to On Being and Religious News Service, and has been featured on CBS and in USA Today and the New Yorker for her work on having difficult conversations within the church about colonization. You can learn more about her and explore her blog at www.kaitlincurtice.com.
You don’t have to have children to believe in the next generation. We all should be caretakers of each other’s children, no matter who we are. — Kaitlin B. Curtice
Universally, as humans, we belong to the earth… as children, we are born with this longing to connect to the earth… we have to take ourselves — Kaitlin B. Curtice
Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:
- Kaitlin B. Curtice, Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
- Kaitlin B. Curtice, Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places
- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
- Richard Twiss, One Church Many Tribes: Following Jesus the Way God Made You
- Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God
- Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
- Richard Wagamese, One Story, One Song
- Dara Molloy, The Globalization of God: Celtic Christianity’s Nemesis
- Richard Rohr, What Do We Do With the Bible?
- St. Francis of Assisi, The Complete Francis of Assisi
- Mirabai Starr, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
Episode 105: Silence, Faith, and Indigenous Culture: A Conversation with Kaitlin B. Curtice (Part Two)
Hosted by: Carl McColman
With: Cassidy Hall and Kevin Johnson
Guest: Kaitlin B. Curtice
Date Recorded: April 20, 2020