Nicholas Black Elk Documentary

"This Thanksgiving, as a way to honor the Native American peoples who so often find this time of year painful, please take some time to watch this documentary about Nicholas Black Elk with your family. As you watch, reflect upon the following questions:

  • What were some painful moments discussed in the video around the Catholic  Church's or the white settlers' disregard for Native culture and traditions?
  • In what ways did Black Elk show himself to be open to God's spirit, wherever it led?
  • What were some aspects of Black Elk's Lakota culture that made him such a compassionate and effective catechist?
  • What qualities of Black Elk's strike you the most?
  • What are some ways that we can support Native peoples in our everyday life or educate ourselves about Native American history?"

Then here is the link for that video: Nicholas Black Elk Documentary