The Making of Saint Kateri - The First American Indian Saint of the Catholic Church

Saturday, April 27, 2013
American Indian Families Partnership
5809 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90042

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to 323-274-1070

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Catherine "Kateri" Tekakwitha, became the first American Indian to be canonized a saint of the Catholic Church. Who was Kateri and what significance does her sainthood hold for American Indian Christians today?

Please join Clementine Bordeaux and Rebecca Rosser for a discussion of this historic event. Rebecca will give a brief overview of Tekakwitha's life, and Clementine will present photographs and screen clips from the video diary she is making of the canonization.

Clementine Bordeaux, MC, is the Academic Coordinator of the UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program.

Rebecca Rosser, MFA, PhD, is the Assistant Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.