The indigenous-led Mde Maka Ska Community Conversations are continuing Saturday, Jan. 5 with a new series of conversations called: “One Heart, One Mind.” The event runs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public.
The Mde Maka Ska Community Conversations began in 2015. The fruits of this work includes launching the Mn Ki Wakan World Indigenous Peoples’ Decade of Water Summits. Two summits have been held, one in 2017 and one in 2018. The 2019 Summit is in the planning stages; check it out.
According to the Facebook Post on the ‘One Heart, One Mind’ conversations:
Together we have created community, society, and our world. We have been doing this for a long time in Minnesota. However, we have done so largely in isolation of one another. Going forward, is it creatively possible to acknowledge each other more consciously and intentionally?
Can diverse advocates and proponents of climate change, environmental justice, water protection, racial justice, land management, and other such initiatives and practices – who have accomplished a lot separately – now occupy the same room to engage in conversation?
In Minneapolis or Minnesota, what do we share and have in common with each other that causes a certain feeling or impression about us to resonate strongly? In what new ways can we discover our one heart and one mind? Please join us on January 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to engage in this unique discussion
The LaPointe family has convened these conversations, notably brothers Wakíŋyaŋ and Thorne (Lakota).