For years the Minnesota Council of Churches has worked to develop relationships within the Native American communities in Minnesota, advocating for justice.
Minnesota Council of Churches will continue to invest funds and staff time in developing relationships in Minnesota’s Native American communities
Tribal and Religious Leaders Consultation, held in February 2007 at Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe conference center, was the beginning of building community through deep and meaningful relationships where true collaborations can be established.
Working together, sometimes more successfully than others, for more than 40 years has provided the tribal and religious communities the reason to gather, come to know one another in more meaningful ways, and build a new platform, informed by our past experiences. The Consultation made it clear that there were five priority areas to be addressed, not all at once:
History of Partnerships with American Indian Communities (PDF)
- Building Relationships
- Youth Services
- Getting the Story Out
- Sustainable Economic Development