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Sacred Sites, Sacred Stories Bus Pilgrimage

Join us for an extra day on Monday, November 4, 2024, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on a bus pilgrimage. Cost: $175 which includes bus transportation, 2 meals from Native American-owned restaurants, entrance fees, and driver tip. Register for the Convocation and pre-convocation workshops separately.

This incredible bus pilgrimage begins by departing at the hotel at 8:30 am on Monday, November 4 after Convocation. It is an opportunity to learn about Upper Midwest history from the perspective of its Indigenous Peoples through encounters in listening, storytelling, and experiencing sacred sites with time for individual and communal reflection. In the morning, we will be walking around the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote Minisota, or “meeting place of rivers,” including the Historic Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota Internment Camp following the Dakota-U.S. War, and Pilot Knob Hill (Oheyawahi). Lunch prepared by a Native American Restaurant will be served at the Church of St. Peter, the oldest Catholic Church in the state of Minnesota. In the afternoon, we will go to the Mdewakanton Shakopee Museum, (Hoċokata Ṫi [ho-cho-kah-tah-tee) is the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s cultural center and gathering space that is used to interpret and encourage traditional Mdewakanton Dakota cultural heritage, language, and history. The last stop will be for supper by a second Native American restaurant served at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, and afterward, we will humbly pray our stories together led by a Native American elder before returning to the hotel at 7:00 pm. Please make your travel arrangements to depart on November 5 or afterward. 

All participants in activities and use of facilities contracted for shall be undertaken by each individual at his or her own risk. Group Coordinators shall not be liable for any claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions, or causes of actions whatsoever to person or property arising out of or connected with the use of any services or facilities arranged for or the premise where the same are located, or arising out of acts of active or passive negligence on Group Coordinators, its owners, servants, agents or employees.

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Don't forget to make your hotel reservations through NIX to check out of the hotel on Tuesday, November 5 or later. Note: for those concerned about travel plans and voting in the Nov. 4 provides details on ensuring your ability to vote.

Non-Member Price: $175.00
Member Price: $175.00
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