How I Discovered I Was a White Settler
Sheri talks about how she “discovered” the Doctrine of Discovery and how her family’s history is entwined with the history — and present reality — of colonization. She unpacks the famous “Hochstetler Indian Massacre” story that is well-known in Amish and Mennonite communities. Both Sarah and Sheri address “What is settler colonialism”?
Links to sources for this episode:
- Website of the Jacob Hochstetler Family Association
- Definition of settler colonialism
- Article on Old Colony Mennonites among the Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula
- Article on “The Big Scoop” in Canada
As always, for more information please consult dofdmenno.org and Sarah’s book This Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery.