Events/Actions: Election Protection volunteers needed, Stronger together to Stop Line 3, and more

In this blog:

  • Election Protection volunteers needed
  • Nonviolence and Religions:  Sources and Practice — Success and Failure, Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Stronger Together to Stop Line 3, Tuesday, Sept. 29
  • Training for non-violent direct action to stop Line 3, Oct. 4-5
  • Urge the MN Public Utilities Commission to prioritize benefits to BIPOC communities

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Learning and action opportunities: Anti-Racism Dialogue Circles; Poor People’s Campaign

Passing along a couple of learning opportunities.

  • ASDIC Circle this fall, providing anti-racism dialogue and personal transformation. It will meet virtually once a week for ten weeks, starting the week of Sept. 14 and running to the week of Nov. 23.
  • Update on the work of the Poor People’s Campaign in Minnesota, Aug 27.

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News Wrap: Updates on local, national police reform proposals; why this all started in Minneapolis, and more

In this blog:

  • Communities United Against Police Brutality issue report on ending police violence
  • Nationwide tracking of public officials, governments, in support for divesting from police to invest in community needs
  • CityLab: Why Minneapolis was the city that triggered a national uprising
  • NYT essay: Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
  • Friends offering online screening of “Suppressed: The Right to Vote” in honor of Juneteenth

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Pezuta Wóiyaksape: Plant Medicine Teachings webinar Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.

The Lower Phalen Creek Project (LPCP) invites you to an exciting morning of plant medicine teachings from the Očeti šakowiŋ! The webinar is offered in recognition that lots of community members are in need of support for health and well-being. LPCP asked a couple of its favorite knowledge keepers to share their wisdom about the power and medicine of our plant relatives!

The webinar will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9. It will go until noon. Join the Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 878 1079 9378

The knowledge keepers who will be speaking are:

  • Nicky Buck, Anpetu Wiohiyanpata win, Prairie Island Bdewakantuwan Dakota
  • Linda Black Elk, Catawba, is an ethnobotanist and the Director of Food Sovereignty Programs at United Tribes Technical College
  • Waycee His Holy Horse, Sicangu Lakota Nation
  • HolyElk Lafferty is a MniCoujou/Oglala Lakota

News and Events: Land O’ Lakes removes Indian mascot from butter logo; Tribes petition MPCA for more thorough Line 3 review, and more

In this blog:

  • Land O’ Lakes removes Indian mascot from butter logo
  • Tribes, environmental groups, petition MPCA for more thorough Line 3 review
  • HTE: Enbridge employees deemed ‘essential workers,’ start pre-construction work, risk spreading COVID-19
  • On-line film screening and discussion: Color Lines: Diversity in Itasca
  • Facebook Series: Building Communities of Care During COVID-19, led by Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action

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Upcoming Events: Urban Indian Advocacy Day at the Capitol, film screenings, MMIW fundraiser and more

In this blog:

  • “We Are Still Here” Advocacy Day, Thursday, March 12, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Film screening and Q&A on The Condor and the Eagle, Thursday, March 19, 7-10 p.m., Riverview Theater
  • INDIgenesis: Gen 3, Opening Night, Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Walker Art Center (free)
  • No More Stolen Relatives: A Fundraiser for Gitchigumi Scouts, a frontline search group for MMIWR, Friday, March 20, 6-9 p.m. at Walker Church
  • Augsburg Native American Film Series: Protecting Indigenous and Sacred Land through Media: Bears Ears and Other Current Struggles, April 1, 6:15 – 9 p.m. (free)

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Healing Minnesota Stories’ Evening of Celebration and Support set for Saturday, April 18

Jim Bear at the Governor’s Reception Room speaking against Enbridge Line 3 as part of an Interfaith gathering.

Healing Minnesota Stories, a ministry of the Minnesota Council of Churches, is excited to announce an evening of celebration and support which will be held Saturday, April 18 from 5- 8 p.m. at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

The evening will include a buffet dinner by Native Food Perspectives, drum and dance, testimonies and updates, and a presentation by Elona Street Stewart on “Confronting White Supremacy Through the Transformative Power of Stories.” Elona is a member of the Delaware Nanticoke and the first Native person to serve as a Synod Executive in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Click here to read Elona’s charge to the Minnesota Council of Churches to “Acclaim the rights of Indigenous Peoples.”)

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Tickets are $30/person, plus an invitation to donate to the work of HMS.  You may register through the HMS Eventbrite Page. You can provide additional support by sharing the event’s Facebook Page.

Through sacred sites tours and transformative storytelling, Healing Minnesota Stories has been changing lives and expanding consciousness around Indigenous rights and issues of our time. Join us as we look back with gratitude, celebrate that transformation, and courageously face the future. Your presence and support are a critical piece of our mission to “create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people in Minnesota, including reparations, with a particular focus on communities of faith.”

We hope to see you April 18!



News and Events: We Are Still Here Conference March 11, Maine becomes first state to ban Native American mascots, and more

News and events in this blog:

  • We own this now: A play about love of land, loss of land, and what it means to “own” something. Feb. 28
  • We Are Still Here Conference, March 11, and the We Are Still Here Advocacy Day, March 12
  • Maine becomes first state to ban Native American mascots
  • Canada attempting to change citizenship oath to include respect for Indigenous treaties

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