The Wisconsin Council of Churches is excited to announce that Native American Christian author and speaker, Kaitlin Curtice will be the speaker for the 2020 Washington Island Forum. As an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Nation and someone who has grown up in the Christian faith, Kaitlin writes on the intersection of Indigenous spirituality, faith in everyday life, and the church.
Her lecture at the Forum will be entitled “Native: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God” following the title of her forthcoming book with Brazos Press. It will be framed around the Potawatomi creation/flood story and her personal experiences as a Potawatomi Christian.
Kaitlin is a prolific writer and has been featured in publications like OnBeing, Religion News Service, USA Today and Sojourners. She has also spoken at places like Why Christian, Evolving Faith, Wild Goose Festival, and The Festival of Faith and Writing.
As we gather on Washington Island, an island that Kaitlin reminded WCC’s executive director, Rev. Kerri Parker, that it has also been called “Potawatomi Island” and is the homeland of the Anishinaabe people, we look forward to her storytelling and the challenge she will bring.
Join us June 22-25, 2020 for our 2020 Washington Island Forum. Our program runs Monday evening through Thursday. If you are able, we encourage you to extend your stay through Friday and appreciate the sacred space the Island offers by taking sabbath, enjoying recreation and nurturing new and renewed relationships.