Fort Snelling Bearing Witness Retreat Planned for November; Update on White Earth Environmental Project

Fort Snelling 1844 (Photo from Wikipedia)
Fort Snelling 1844 (Wikipedia)

Fort Snelling is an important symbol of the domination and genocide the Dakota and other Native American peoples suffered at the hands of the U.S. government and white settlers. It is a history that needs to be remembered, mourned, and repaired.

Clouds in Water Zen Center is planning a “Fort Snelling Bearing Witness Retreat” this Fall for those interested in learning more about this history and seeking skillful ways to respond to the ongoing impact of historic trauma. The Retreat is open to people of any religious tradition. Healing Minnesota Stories is supporting this important work. Continue reading

March 1 Caucus: Support Tribes Access to Legacy Funding; ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ Author to Speak

Regardless of who you are supporting for president, please consider proposing the following resolution supporting Minnesota tribes access to Legacy funding at your DFL precinct caucuses.

The resolution is titled: “The DFL supports equal access of American Indian nations in Minnesota to Legacy Amendment funds, while protecting their hunting, fishing, and other treaty rights.” This proposal comes from our friend, Chris Knopf, who provided the following background and supporting materials.

First, here is a Dec. 15 Star Tribune editorial that lays out the problem. Continue reading