Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church is partnering with Minnesota Council of Churches to present a three-part series of documentary viewings and wisdom-sharing gatherings, “Impart: Wisdom from the Community.” Guided by Indigenous and Black Minnesotans, the series will create a space for deep conversations that can lead to heart-change and more fervent engagement in our own process of truth-telling as we seek to address reparations as a faith community.
On May 9, Nativity’s Minister of Social Justice & Advocacy for CYF Ministry, Rev. Kelly Sherman-Conroy, will share her story as an Indigenous person in Minnesota, weaving historical context into present-day lived experience.
The film INDIAN SYSTEM will also be presented, in which filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild portrays his grandfather, Medicine Bottle, as he tells a Dakota oral history of the 1862 war, the subsequent hangings of the Dakota 38 Plus 2, and the removal of the Dakota from Minnesota. The event will be held at Hennepin Avenue UMC from 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.