Sunday, September 16, 2012

Opportunities for Dialogue

Wokiksuye K'a Woyounihan
(Remembering and Honoring)

A series of community presentation and conversations. Dakota people will be present to share their stories, experiences and history of their people in the years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. 
Although each program is designed to stand alone, attending the full series will allow for a broader variety of perspectives,voices and stories.

For people within our religious communities & community at large including American Indian people

1. To witness and hear these personal stories and experiences by Dakota decedents from The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 to present day
2. To engage in structured &facilitated dialogue about what was hear and what is experienced today
3. To experienced deepened understanding between American Indians & others in the community who are not American Indian
4. To create a climate of respect and possibilities for new stories, act of justice and healing.

Sponsored by Saint Paul Interfaith Network
(SPIN)St. Paul Area Council of Churches/Department of Indian Work
St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program

Wesley Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice of Hamline University

Funding is provided in part by:
Bush Foundation
Rotary 5950/5960 clubs
Local congregations, individuals and community organizations.

Look for growing list of sponsoring congregations and organizations

Four Mondays in 2012 (October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5)

Doors open 6:30 PM; Program 7:00-9:15 p.m.

*Hamline University ST PAUL CAMPUS
Anderson University Center  (October 15 only)

774 Snelling Avenue (NE corner of Snelling and Englewood, next to Sorin)

* American Indian Magnet School (October 22, October 29, November 5)
1075 E. 3rd St., Saint Paul, MN 55106 - north of Mounds Blvd.  


October 15:
Documentary Film "Dakota 38"

Click for Movie Trailer

Jim Miller, Lakota Spiritual Leader and partner, Alberta Iron Cloud
Watch the documentary of modern Dakota who ride on horseback 330 miles to the site of the hanging of the 38 Dakota which took place in Mankato, Minnesota in December 1862.  After the movie, discussion is led by the founders of the commemorative ride.

October 22: Dakota Voices I
Art Owen,
Historian and Spiritual Leader, Mdewakanton
JB Weston, Tribal historian, Flandreau Santee Tribe historic Preservation Office
Moderator: Michelle Thompson-Tuttle, Executive  Director American Indian Family Council

October 29: Dakota Voices II
Sydney Beane
, Educator/activist, Mdewakantan Dakota/Flandreau Santee Sioux
Gabrielle Strong, Descendant of Dakota 38, enrolled member of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Moderator: Sharon Romano, Oginee Equay, White Earth Indian Reservation; Executive Director or Department of Indian Work, St Paul Area Council of Churches

November 5: Future Voices
5 American Indian students tell their stories and hopes
Moderator: David Cournoyer, member Rosevud Sioux Tribe. 

American Indian Drum Group: Red Loge Singers with Head Singer Kerry Benton

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