The following is shared from the Plymouth Center for Reconciliation...
(Crossposted with permission from the Healing Minnesota Stories blog)
Part of an ongoing series on healing and reparations
Can you remember when you were 8 years old, somewhere around third grade? Put yourself in that frame of mind.
In 2020 Healing Minnesota Stories adapted the Sacred Sites Tour into a documentary script. That script is available to view at the Minnesota Council of Churches offices during regular business hours. If you want to read the script please make an appointment by contacting Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs.
We share this email in its entirety from the Faith Leaders distribution list of the Minnesota Department of Health:
Hello Faith Leaders;
We have received many requests and questions about “clergy” qualifying as essential workers when it comes to vaccine prioritization distribution.
The Minnesota Council of Churches acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota People. We are in close proximity to the territories of the Anishinabe and Ho-Chunk peoples. This land has been stewarded as a living relative by the Dakota for generations. The United States government effectively stole this land from the Dakota people through a series of unjust treaties and broken promises, followed by targeted efforts of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and forced removal.
Two new communions have moved to manifest the unity of the body of Christ and build the common good in the world by joining the now-27 historic black, traditional peace, Orthodox, Pentacostal and Protestant judicatories that make up the Minnesota Council of Churches. We are proud to grow in membership and to recognize our unity with the Presbytery of Dakota and the Communion of Holy Christian Churches.
Presbytery of Dakota, Presbyterian Church (USA)
Pastor Fern Cloud, Stated Clerk