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The Secret Indigenous Life of Christmas Trees (via Zoom)

December 14, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Christmas tree is one of the most recognizable and beloved religious symbols in North America. It also has surprising Indigenous connections. In conversation with the bestselling book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Kimmerer, we will explore its long history, deep spiritual meaning, and its potential as a ceremonial medicine for cultivating reciprocity with the land.

Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST. You will receive the zoom link on the morning of the event.

$10/person fee. Registration ends on Tuesday, December 13.

Presenter: Damian Costello received his Ph.D. in theological studies from the University of Dayton and specializes in the intersection of Indigenous spiritual traditions, Catholic theology, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk and the author of “Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism” and is the Director of Post-Graduate Studies at NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, an Indigenous designed and delivered ATS-accredited theological graduate school.


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December 14, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Eric Anglada

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824