[Written on November 7, 2007.
2013 Update: A photo of the painting with more accurate color has been included, and a more readable font has been used for the "Note to White Americans".]
I was asked to write a statement of repentance and reconciliation for a program honoring the American Indian Community. The document below (linked to as a PDF) is what I wrote.
My good friend, and superb artist, Kevin Convery, gave me permission to include his painting, "The Year of the Falling Stars" in the document. His painting is based on the belief of the Plains Indians that an 1833 meteor shower foreshadowed their apocalypse.
You can see a larger image of the painting at
Note that permission is granted to distribute this document freely. You can print as many copies as you like; you can even sell color copies and keep the profits (although it would be a good thing to donate the profits to the American Indian community). If you do distribute the document, please note that the text, formatting, image and copyright information must be left intact.
Kevin and I would also very much appreciate your feedback! It is time to honor the American Indian community!
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”
~ Deus est auctor amoris et decoris. ~
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