Next HMS Sacred Sites Tours Set for Sept. 1, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20

Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs leading a Sacred Sites Tour.

The next Healing Minnesota Stories Sacred Site Tours are set for Saturdays, Sept. 1, Sept. 29, and Oct. 30. Tours typically start at 10 a.m. and last four hours. To reserve a spot, email Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs at

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Event: Dakota Sacred Sites Tour Saturday, April 28

Healing Minnesota Stories is offering its first Sacred Sites Tour of the year on Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The tours center around the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote, or “meeting place of rivers.” The tour stops include Fort Snelling, the site of the Dakota internment camp following the Dakota-U.S. War, and Pilot Knob Hill, a traditional burial ground. Tours meet at the Church of St. Peter in Mendota, MN, and proceed to sites from there by auto caravan.

There is no cost for the tour, but a free will offering is appreciated. Contributions for individuals are invited in the range of $20-$40. Donations support Healing Minnesota Stories programs and events. Space is limited to 40 people. To register, to be placed on a waiting list, or for information on a future tour, contact us at

Healing Minnesota Stories also offers custom tours for congregations and community groups. For more information on the tours, click here.