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Indigenous Catholic Research Fellowship

Annotated Bibliography

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Archambault, Marie Therese, Mark G. Thiel, and Christopher Vecsey. Co-editors. The Crossing of Two Roads: Being Catholic and Native in the United States. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1970.

Bucko, Raymond A. The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge, History and Contemporary Practice.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Let Justice Flow like a Mighty River (text and workshop models). Ottawa: CCCB, 1995.


This publication contains the text of the brief presented by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples on November, 8, 1993, and two workshop models. Each workshop lasts for approximately two-and-a-half hours. Topics covered include Culture and Spirituality, Self-determination and Land Claims, and Residential Schools.

Dries, Angelyn, O.S.F. The Missionary Movement in American Catholic History.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1998.


Heinrichs, Steve, ed.  Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together.  Waterloo, Ont., Harrisonburg, Va: Herald Press, 2013.

Mennonite perspectives on American Indian missions.


Irwin, Lee, ed.  Native American Spirituality, a Critical Reader.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. 


Especially relevant are the essays in Part II, "Dialogical Relations," and in that part especially the essay by Theresa S. Smith, "The Church of the Immaculate Conception: Inculturation and Identity among the Anishinaabeg of Manitoulin Island," pp. 145-156.

Kidwell, Clara Sue, Homer Noley, and George E. Tinker, eds. A Native American Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.

Kreis, Karl Markus, ed.  Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women--German Reports from the Indian Missions in South Dakota, 1886-1900.  Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Martin, Joel W.  The Land Looks After Us, a History of Native American Religion.  Oxford University Press, 1999, 2001.

Especially chapter three, "Native and Christian."


Marzal, Manuel M., Eugenio Mauer, Xavier Albo, and Bartomeu Melia, eds.  The Indian Face of God in Latin America.  Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1996.

McNally, Vincent J. The Lord's Distant Vineyard: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Community in British Columbia. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2000.

Morrison, Kenneth M. The Solidarity of Kin: Ethnohistory, Religious Studies, and the Algonkian-French Religious Encounter. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Niesen, Ronald. Truth and Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential School. 2nd edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Peelman, Achiel.  Christ is a Native American.  Ottawa: Novalis-Saint Paul University, 1995.

Pullapilly, Cyriac K., Bernard J. Donahoe, David Stefanic and William Svelmoe, eds. Christianity and Native Cultures: Perspectives from Different Regions of the World. Church and the World, v. 13. Notre Dame, IN: Cross Cultural Publications, 2004.

Shea, John Gilmary. History of the Catholic missions among the Indian tribes of the United States, 1529-1854.

Steinmetz, Paul B., S.J.  The Sacred Pipe, an Archetypal Theology.  Syracuse University Press, 1998.


Stogre, Michael. That the World May Believe: The Development of Papal Social Thought on Aboriginal Rights. Sherbrooke: Éditions Paulines, 1992.

Stolzman, William, S.J. The Pipe and Christ, A Christian-Sioux Dialogue. Chamberlain South Dakota: Tipi Press.  3rd edition, 1991.


Tooker, Elisabeth.  Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands. New York, Ramsey, and Toronto:  Paulist Press, 1979.


Treat, James, ed.  Native and Christian, Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada. New York and London: Routledge, 1996. 

Many valuable essays from various perspectives, including one by John S. Hascall on native liturgy and one by Marie Therese Archambault on evangelization.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada's Residential Schools: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Volume One to Six. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.

Vandersteene, Roger, OMI. Wabasca : Dix Ans de Vie Indienne. Mass Market Paperback, Editions O.M.I, 1960.

Vecsey, Christopher.  Where the two Roads Meet. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.

________. The Path of Kateri's Kin. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997.

________. On the Padres' Trail. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.

Waugh, Earle H. Dissonant Worlds: Roger Vandersteene Among the Cree. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1996.

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