TO BE RESCHEDULED: Uncovering Minnesota's Racial Legacy
DUE TO ILLNESS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR A FUTURE DATE AFTER JUNE 26.
As a step towards racial justice many congregations have embraced land acknowledgments: statements about the land they are on, how it came to be theirs, recognition of its original inhabitants and a commitment to restorative or reparative action. A rigorous land acknowledgment involves more than a generic blanket statement: it requires real congregational research and discovery of the land's history.
Anyone interested in learning how to research the history of their own congregation's land will want ot be at Westminster Presbyterian Church the afternoon of Sunday, June 26, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Indian Law attorney Jessica Intermill will facilitate a conversation about how U.S. history and federal policy interacted to create the land we stand on, including land central to Minnesota churches. She will lead attendees on a guided tour of the treaty history of Minnesota, dive deep into the truth and history of church land, teach techniques for you to do the same, and facilitate a creative visioning process for congregations to build a just future on the truths that they learn.