"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (p. 241-248).
Twenty-one chapter/essays by various authors including Stan McKay (United Church of Canada), Steve Charleston (Episcopal Church) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).
"This anthology of recent essays by native writers in the United States and Canada documents the emergence of a significant new collective voice on the North American religious landscape. It brings together in one volume articles originally published in a variety of sources (many of them obscure or out-of-print) including religious magazines, scholarly journals, native periodicals, and topical anthologies, along with one unpublished manuscript. These essays represent a new form of literary expression among contemporary native people, and they bring a fresh perspective to the global liberation theology movement." -- Intro., p. .
Contents divided into four mains sections: Spirituality and history -- Liberation and Culture -- Tradition and Community -- Transformation and Survival.
Contents: Preface dated February 1995 / James Treat -- Introduction: Native Christian Narrative Discourse / James Treat -- Indian Spirituality : Another Vision / James L. West -- Who Can Sit at the Lord's Table ?: The Experience of Indigenous Peoples / Rosemary McCombs Maxey -- An Aboriginal Christian Perspective on the Integrity of Creation / Stan McKay -- Rivers of Life : Native Spirituality for Native Churches / Paul Schultz and George Tinker -- The Old Testament of Native America / Steve Charleston -- Reclaiming Our Histories / William Baldridge -- Canaanites, Cowboys and Indians : Deliverance, Conquest, and Liberation Theology Today / Robert Allen Warrior with responses from / William Baldridge and Jace Weaver -- Vision and Community : A Native American Voice / Vine Deloria, Jr. -- Spirituality, Native American Personhood, Sovereignty, and Solidarity / George Tinker -- Native Americans and Evangelization / Marie Therese Archambault -- Remember the Sabbath Day / Kim Mammedaty -- The Challenge of the Future : Creating a Place Called Home / Alberta Pualani Hopkins -- Program Development and Native American Catechesis / Kateri Mitchell -- The Sacred Circle : Native American Liturgy / John S. Hascall -- The Meeting of the Two Ways / Adrian Jacobs -- The Native American Church of Jesus Christ / Emerson Spider, Sr. -- The Story and Faith Journey of a Native Catechist / Juanita Little -- Returning / Karol Parker -- Plucked from the Ashes / Clem Bear Chief -- Two Paths / Tweedy Sombrero -- The Native Church : A Search for an Authentic Spirituality / Laverne Jacobs -- Bibliography.
Canadian contributors include Stan McKay (United Church of Canada), Clem Bear Chief (Mormon) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).
Anglican/Episcopal contributors: Steve Charleston (Episcopal Church), Alberta Pualani Hopkins (Episcopal Church) and Laverne Jacobs (Anglican Church of Canada).