On Sunday, we depart on our pilgrimage of several sites central to understanding the historical and current events impacting the relationship between Native American and European American communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. In the days ahead we will learn about the US-Dakota Conflict at the Lower Sioux Reservation; walk the lands used to mine stone that was used to construct ceremonial pipes; receive a tour of the Wounded Knee massacre site by Episcopal priest Harold EagleBull; spend time taking in the sheer beauty of the Black Hills; hear the story of individuals who have grown up on the Fort Berthold Reservation and the pride they have for their people and country; and learn about native dancing styles and attend the Mandaree Celebration (pow-wow). Our final stop, Fort Berthold, is also the center of the recent fracking boom where traditional ways of life have been turned upside down. It will be important for us to become aware of ongoing justice issues found in today's world.
It will be a packed week! We invite you to join us in our adventure by following along. We will be posting daily with a description of our day, major "a-has" and pictures.
Thank you for your support of this learning adventure!