Events: Dakota Winter Walk; ‘Film: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock’ and More

In this blog:

  • Organizing as Healing, Healing as Revolution, Wednesday, January 23, 9:00-10:45 a.m., SpringHouse Ministry, 610 W. 28th St., Minneapolis
  • Dakota Winter Walk, Friday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, St. Paul
  • Integrating Sacred and Medical Healing, Thursday, Feb. 28, Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina
  • Film Screening of Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, Friday, March 29, Augsburg University, Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. Reception 6:15-6:45 p.m., Screening begins at 7 p.m. Discussion will follow.

Details follow.

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Waniyetu/Winter Walk and Dakota Culture Talk Feb. 9 at Bruce Vento Sanctuary

(Map here.)

Register early – this event filled quickly last year! Join around the campfire as Jim gives an interactive presentation with visuals, objects, stargazing, and more. Jim will guide participants through Dakota culture as it is rooted in the nature sanctuary and Mother Earth. Included is a unique focus on the winter season and constellations. All ages welcome.

Center Planned to Honor Dakota People’s Sacred Site and Heritage: Take a Survey to Help Shape the Idea

Historic stereoscope of Wakan Tipi (Carver’s Cave). Wikimedia Foundation

A nonprofit group wants to build an interpretive and visitors center to honor the Dakota sacred site “Wakan Tipi” (House of the Spirits, also known as Carver’s Cave) in St. Paul.

The idea comes from the Lower Phalen Creek Project, a group whose mission is to strengthen St. Paul’s East Side and Lowertown communities by developing local “parks, trails, ecological and cultural resources, and by rebuilding connections to the Mississippi River.” It was the lead agency in reclaiming a once contaminated rail yard and transforming it into the 27-acre Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a site which includes Wakan Tipi.

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