Events: Indian Mounds Park Listening Session; Conversation on Inyan Sa (the Sacred Red Rock); and more

In this blog:

  • Indian Mounds Listening Session tonight!
  • Dakota elders to lead conversation on Inyan Sa (the sacred Red Rock) Saturday, 10 a.,m.-3 p.m.
  • The Dakota Project, a reading of a play, Saturday, Aug. 3, noon
  • Owámni Falling Water Festival, Saturday, Aug. 3, 1-5 p.m.

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StoryCorps is Coming to Town: Seeks to Amplify Marginalized Voices; Owámni Falling Water Festival This Saturday

As part of MPR’s 50th anniversary, the national StoryCorps program will be coming to the Twin Cities area from September 7 to October 6 to record our stories — the humerus, the tragic, and the inspiring. StoryCorps mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

StoryCorps is committed to reach out and involve people from diverse backgrounds in the project. (See 2016 MPR story: For StoryCorps, seeking more diverse participation laid foundation for growth.) To that end, StoryCorps sent an advance team to St. Paul earlier this month to ask for help from local organization that work with marginalized communities. It is giving them an opportunity to sign up for slots before opening registration to the general public. If your organization is interested, contact Felix Lopez at

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