Steps Toward Healing with Minnesota Tribal Communities

Religious Leaders Gathering
We will focus primarily on the Dakota people: How the Doctrine of Discovery affected them here in Minnesota and the importance of their sacred sites. We also will discuss the Doctrine of Discovery’s impact on the Ojibwe people of northern Minnesota, and on the Ho Chunk (Winnebago), who were relocated here briefly then brutally removed.

Space is Limited – 40 people
We wish to keep this event intimate and, at the same time, engage a range of religious traditions. We are inviting top executive leaders from each tradition. You also may bring an additional representative, such as staff doing racial/social justice work for your community. Thank you for your understanding.

Event Details
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1 – 9 p.m.
Gloria de Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave. South, St. Paul, MN 55116 (See Map)

Cost – $125 per person
Includes meals, presenters, and sacred site tour transportation. In addition, each participating community will receive a DVD of the documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code.” The DVD will be mailed prior to the event.

(Optional) 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Screening of the Doctrine of Discovery and Lunch
1 – 2 p.m. Welcome, Introduction, Brief overview of Minnesota Tribal Communities
2 – 6 p.m. Sacred Sites Tour
6 – 7 p.m. Dinner of foods traditional for Minnesota Tribal Communities
7 – 9 p.m. Conversation, resources and next steps

Registration – Sign Up Now
Registration is required. You may pay with credit card online, or send checks to:
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, 1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
(designate “SPIN – Steps Toward Healing” in the memo line)

For More Information
Contact: Rev. Dr. Tim Johnson at or 651-442-9457, or Scott Russell at or 612-203-6164