• Ellen Fiedler

A Conversation with Kaitlin Curtice

Elon students and staff had the amazing opportunity to talk to Kaitlin Curtice, author of Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God. Thanks to LEAF for co-sponsoring this wonderful event with the Truitt Center!




Kaitlin Curtice is a poet, author and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen 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 decolonization within the church. Her new book "NATIVE: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God" is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her identity both informs and challenges her faith. In 2018 she was featured in a documentary with CBS called “Race, Religion and Resistance,” speaking on the dangers of colonized Christianity, and was also named as one of Sojourners Magazine’s 10 Christian Women to Watch in 2018. Kaitlin travels around the country speaking on faith and justice within the church as it relates to Indigenous peoples. She has been a featured speaker at Why Christian, Evolving Faith, The Revolutionary Love Conference, The Festival of Faith and Writing, and more.

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