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Sacred Sites Tour
When: October 17
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
In honor of Indigenous People’s Month,
Salem will be taking a Sacred Sites Tour of the Twin Cities
on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The tour aims to create greater awareness and understanding of the Dakota people, the original people of this area, who too often are invisible in their homeland. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture, and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile. The tour offers an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence/meditation/reflection.
Our tour guide is Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), who is the Director of Community Engagement and Racial Justice for the Minnesota Council of Churches and Founder of Healing Minnesota Stories. The mission of Healing Minnesota Stories is to raise the level of collective conscience, create dialogue, understanding, healing, and repair between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, particularly with those non-Indigenous people who belong to faith communities.
The Sacred Sites Tour is completely outdoors and begins at 10:00 a.m. on the lawn of St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway. Participants will then caravan to the next site. Light walking is required. Feel free to bring a lawn chair. The cost is $25 per person. To reserve your spot on the tour, please sign up here. You will then receive an email with instructions to make payment in advance. Space is limited to the first 20 participants to register.
Shelli Streeper || Outreach Director