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Partnerships with American Indian Communities

The Minnesota Council of Churches has worked for more than 40 years in developing relationships within the Native American communities in Minnesota, advocating for justice. A specific effort was made in 2007, when the Tribal and Religious Leaders Consultation was held at Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe conference center. The Consultation made it clear there were five priority areas to be addressed, not all at once:

  1. Building Relationships
  2. Youth Services
  3. Racism
  4. Getting the Story Out
  5. Sustainable Economic Development

The Consultation proved to be the beginning of building community through deep and meaningful relationships, where true collaborations can be established by providing the tribal and religious communities a reason to gather, coming to know one another in more meaningful ways, and building a new platform informed by our past experiences, whether successful or less than so.

Since then, MCC has continued, and will keep continuing, to invest funds and staff time in developing relationships in Minnesota’s Native American communities. Below are just some of the event and activities we have organized or participated in in pursuit of this goal.

History of Partnerships with American Indian Communities (PDF)
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