Workshop on Indigenous Colonization Sept. 11

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Workshop on Indigenous colonization Sept. 11


.—Brenna Cussen Anglada will lead Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change from 9:30  to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Sinsinawa Mound Center. This interactive workshop traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th century legal justification for European subjugation of the land and peoples of this continent. The goal of the exercise, which is a response to a call from Indigenous leaders of the United Nations and World Council of Churches, is to increase awareness of these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we might begin to take actions toward right relationship with Indigenous peoples. Participants are asked to be aware that the exercise may trigger trauma for those who have experienced genocide and/or forced family separation in their communities and are encouraged to join in at their own comfort level. Cussen Anglada is an activist; organic farmer; facilitator; writer; and cofounder of St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm, Cuba City, Wis. The fee is $25 per person, and the registration deadline is Sept. 8. Please register by contacting Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at 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.