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Tuesday May 21st 2024

Dinner & Dialogue with Waziyatawin and Oyate Nipi Kte

06-20-Waz-Nov2012March 16, 5pm
3100 Elliot Ave S, Mpls
$10 – $100 suggested donation
(no one will be turned away)
RSVP by Mar. 10 to (651) 233-4949

This event is a fundraiser for Oyate Nipi Kte, an organization dedicated to the recovery of Dakota traditional knowledge & sustainable living, resisting colonization, and empowering people to strengthen Dakota nationhood. This will also be a conversation about decolonization and solidarity work. What can we do to unravel the active systems of oppression that began when white settlers first came to Minnesota? Join us for good food and conversation.

Waziyatawin is a Dakota writer, teacher, and activist from the Pezihutazizi Otunwe (Yellow Medicine Village) in southwestern Minnesota. She is committed to the pursuit of Indigenous liberation and the protection and reclamation of Indigenous homelands and ways of being. She earned her PhD in American history from Cornell University and has held tenured positions at Arizona State University and the University of Victoria where she also held the Indigenous Peoples Research Chair in the Indigenous Governance Program. Waziyatawin is the author or co/editor of six volumes, including the recently co-edited volume with Michael Yellow Bird entitled For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook (SAR Press, 2012). She lives in her home community in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley.

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