Join other United Methodists for a Sacred Sites Tour organized by Healing Minnesota Stories and led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican). Learn about Minnesota history, especially the stories of Native people and their experiences as the original stewards of this land. We will visit sites located around the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers - what the Dakota refer to as Bdote
, or "meeting place of rivers," including:
- Fort Snelling State Park
- Dakota Internment Camp following the Dakota-U.S. War, and
- Pilot Knob Hill, a traditional burial ground
This tour is appropriate for adults and older youth. We will be outside for the entirety of the tour, and ask that you dress for the weather and follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. We will do our best to accommodate the physical abilities of all attendees. Wheelchairs are welcome as the places we go are on or very near trails. We will caravan by automobile between sites - participants must arrange their own transportation. Logistics details will be emailed to you once you register.
We hope you will join us as we open ourselves to the healing power of stories and increase our awareness of the value of American Indian language, culture, and our shared history. Find out more at http://www.mnchurches.org/what-we-do/healing-minnesota-stories
We are asking participants to contribute to the cost of this program. Suggested contribution is $60; no one will be turned away.
There is a maximum of 25 participants. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
The Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers
are building a movement and a network of Minnesota United Methodists equipped to respond to ecological degradation, extinction of species, climate change, and environmental racism with ministries of love, healing, transformation, and regeneration.