What: First Annual Dakota Truth-Telling Gathering
Where: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
When: May 4-7, beginning at 9am each day
On May 4th of 1863, Dakota people who had been imprisoned at a concentration camp below Fort Snelling at Bdote were taken by steamboat and exiled from Mnisota Makhoche. To mark our return & assert our continued presence on this sacred land where the rivers meet, we invite all Oceti Sakowin Oyate to return home, unify in peace, and share community knowledge, teachings, and stories with one another.
This event will begin with prayer, include three days of hands-on cultural workshops, teachings, and presentations from various members of our communities, and will culminate in a fourth day of prayer.
Adhipiwin, Sisoka Duta, k’a Chantewastewin
(Kate Beane, Joe Bendickson, & Michelle Mills)