Today we kick off
Convocation Reimagined
Grounded Leadership in an Era of Ecological Emergency

Registration has closed, but even if you're not registered, please join us for the 1 pm (Eastern) session with Sherri Mitchell on Facebook Live.

Long awaited and much anticipated, today we kick off Convocation Reimagined — the 2020 edition of The BTS Center's annual Convocation, for the first time ever in digital space, beginning with the first session at 12:30 pm (Eastern). 

All the details are in place, and registration has closed. However, we did want to let you know that we will be streaming our 1:00 (Eastern) session today — a presentation by keynote speaker Sherri Mitchell – Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, a Native American attorney, teacher, activist and change maker — on Facebook Live. Sherri will give a talk, followed by an engaging conversation hosted by Ben Yosua-Davis.

We are delighted that Sherri will be our distinguished guest and teacher for this opening session, and we're glad to make this session available to all, whether you have registered for the full Convocation event or not.

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Meet Sherri Mitchell
Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset
Sherri Mitchell – Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset is a Native American attorney, teacher, activist, and change maker who grew up on the Penobscot Indian Reservation (Penawahpskek). She speaks and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. She is the author of the award-winning book, Sacred Instructions; Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change, and is the visionary behind the global healing ceremony Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island, which has brought people together from six continents with a commitment to heal our collective wounds and forge a unified path forward.

Sherri is the founding director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection of Indigenous land, water and religious rights, and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life. She is an alumna of the American Indian Ambassador Program and the Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program. Her rights-based work has earned her the Mahoney Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award, the Spirit of Maine Award for International Human Rights, and the Peace and Justice Center’s Hands of Peace award.

Sherri has been a longtime advisor to the American Indian Institute’s Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth and was a program coordinator for their Healing the Future Program. She has also served as an advisor to the Indigenous Elders and Medicine People’s Council of North and South America for the past 20 years and is a consultant and Advisory Committee member for Nia Tero’s International Indigenous Land Guardianship Program.

Sherri works at the intersections of our times, where she artfully weaves complex concepts into one unifying whole. Learn more at

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Convocation is an annual gathering sponsored by The BTS Center, the missional successor to the former Bangor Theological Seminary. With roots dating back to 1814, The BTS Center exists today to catalyze spiritual imagination with enduring wisdom for transformative faith leadership.

This event is offered in partnership with the Maine Council of Churches, the Maine Conference United Church of Christ, and Renewal in the Wilderness.
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