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Workshop Calls Non-Native People toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

CornSinsinawa Mound is sponsoring a workshop that responds to the call from Indigenous leaders at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches for non-Native peoples to learn about the roots of injustice toward Native Peoples and take steps to be in right relationship with them. Join us for Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change—Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21. Through an experiential exercise, we will trace the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples.

Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward right relationship. In the Doctrine of Discovery, we find the roots of injustice. In the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we find the seeds of change. How can we nurture these seeds to bring forth the fruits of right relationship among Native and non-Native peoples?

Kat Griffith will lead us in our search for right relationship. She is a Quaker writer, activist, former teacher and home schooler who has led this workshop with several religious and educational institutions in Wisconsin.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 18, and the cost is $15. For more information, contact Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at

Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.


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