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Publisher's Summary

Native is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Potawatomi identity both informs and challenges her faith.

Curtice draws on her personal journey, poetry, imagery, and stories of the Potawatomi people to address themes at the forefront of today's discussions of faith and culture in a positive and constructive way. She encourages us to embrace our own origins and to share and listen to each other's stories so we can build a more inclusive and diverse future. 

Each of our stories matters for the church to be truly whole. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.

©2020 Kaitlin B. Curtice (P)2020 eChristian

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Refreshing and challenging

This work was incredibly refreshing and yet challenging. It identified the discontent I feel as I think of my indigenous ancestors and the expressions of faith I feel are lost. At the same time there is also the reckoning of my European ancestor, who if not
contributors were at least complicit in surprising that expression. Curtice sums up my feelings and aids in identifying a road forward.

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Amazing loved it

Loved this book and author. She's done an amazing job and was well spoken. Well detailed and description of Native American culture and history. I can't to read the next book by this author.

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Thank you Kaitlin Curtice for this book.

I listened to this book as an audiobook and the intimacy of hearing it narrated by Kaitlin made what was a wonderful, strong, convicting book even better. I would recommend this for anyone, Christian and non, who is interested and invested in this important work of learning about and working to heal the deep wounds of the past.

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Profound, honest and sobering!

This was a serendipitous read! So timely for where I am in my own journey of deconstruction, decolonization and healing healing. This is akin to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer but told more from a church position. Great narration and beautifully written, this is one I will read again and again.

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  • Perla Moreno
  • 2020-09-07

Really intense

I really liked this book, however, if you are a BIPOC who has been traumatized by evangelical Christianity you will be triggered. It was hard for me to listen to this because I have experienced a lot of what she talks about. I had to take breaks to cry. I got really angry and had to stop reading at other times. But it’s really good and necessary to hear whether you’re BIPOC or not especially right now in 2020. However some people may not be ready to confront all the things this book so eloquently calls out.

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  • Shannon N.
  • 2020-05-21

So so so GOOD!

Worth the credit/cash and then some. Well-written/spoken, organized, thoughtful, calls you out but in a way that's constructive and leaves you in a better place than you came to it. She doesn't just point out problems, her insight leads to ways to connect, understand, grow, and heal. I think this is a book her kids are going to be able to look back on and treasure. I also think this is going in my yearly circulation to revisit and look at myself in its mirror again.

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  • Mark & Aubrey
  • 2020-06-29

Honest and meaningful

I don’t know if I have the words to adequately describe the beauty of Kaitlin’s words. I can say she taught me a lot about what it means to be an indigenous woman and how I as a Christian can better honor her.

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  • Noël Heatherland
  • 2021-01-27

A Must Read/Must Listen for Everyone

Kaitlin is in a unique position to teach us much. She graciously shared her story and wisdom. She has a wealth of knowledge and beauty to impart. Listening to her is a joy and enlightening

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  • Judy Lovely
  • 2021-01-03

Inspirational

Curtice is a gifted writer with important things to say. In this book, she tackles the hard stuff: white supremacy, colonization, patriarchy. This one voice of the indigenous peoples gave me a greater insight into the indigenous experience in America and made me aware of so many injustices that prevailed. This book is a journey worth taking with this brilliant writer. I used the audio to follow along with the book and made it much more meaningful when read by the author. Highly recommend.

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  • 2022-06-18

A Disappointment

*sigh*

This is not the review I wanted to leave.

My expectations of this book were that it would be primarily concerned with what it means to be indigenous and also Christian; reflecting on how the author processed both Native identity and a faith that is tainted by colonization and white supremacy. It is not.

The content can be summed up sufficiently in one sentence: Indigenous identities are important, both to Native people and humanity, and we need to work together to learn to dismantle oppressive systems.

I picked up this book in hopes of learning more about indigenous people, Native perspectives on Christianity, and/or indigenous justice work (pretty ignorant here, so the bar was low). However, I encountered no ideas or narratives with which I wasn't already well acquainted.

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For clarification, I'm white as fuck.

If you are already familiar with the basics of conversations around indigenous and intersectional justice, don't read this book for that.

As for the tease of theological or spiritual content, that was little more than the odd statement of the obvious (colonialist religion makes faith and identity complicated, etc.).

Once again, I'm left annoyed most with the publishers. If the marketing department could find their way to actually describing the content of the book, instead of expending all their efforts on making it sound cool, I might be forced to feel like a jerk less often and more innocent authors might escape my grumbles.

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  • Amani Austin
  • 2022-03-08

Poetic!

Wow, so beautifully and honestly written. It is like a poem about justice and love that you cannot stop listening too and I am so grateful to have experienced this book and intend to read it again in another season of life to see what new things I learn from it. I definitely recommend!

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  • Erintopia
  • 2021-09-13

if you live on the North American Continent...

Read this book. it is simple to understand. The language cannot be misinterpreted to mean anything other than the reality the author brings to life. There is moving and powerful imagery. There are also tough questions. would 100% recommend.

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  • linsyh
  • 2021-06-23

Absolutely incredible!

Absolutely incredible! The perfect book for those uncomfortable with some of the "Christian" views circulating out there and looking to open their minds.

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  • Bill Riley
  • 2021-06-13

Outstanding storytelling

Curtis does an exceptional job giving a window into the dual life of being Christian and native. This is an excellent read that I highly recommend to all!