We Are All Related (Attend In Person)

Transformative Program

Saturday 09/24/2022
2:00pm - 4:45pm EST

We Are All Related is a collaboration with the Community of Communities, a unique collaboration with retreat centers across the United States and Canada. Be with us for an afternoon of reflection and participation on the relationship among humans, animals, trees, plants, and all Earth elements through the indigenous principle we are all related.

Let's come together in community to thoughtfully recognize the harmony that exists in the natural world, God's Creation. When the winter ground is frozen, seeds wait. As we enjoy the growing and harvest season, let's rest in wonder as we reflect on what means for each of us to be a good relative to all elements of Earth.

Choose to attend in-person or on zoom -- join conversations with other participants following the live webinar with Diane Wilson, award-winning author of the 2021 novel The Seedkeeper, and the books: Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life, and A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.

In the face of the climate crisis and food scarcity, we can become paralyzed. Yet, we can welcome a change of heart. Believe that with reflection and intentionality, we can take action from a spiritually-rooted place to make change.

Watch a personal message from Diane Wilson by clicking on the youtube video.


If you want to attend this live stream webinar in person at Dominican Center Marywood at AQ, click the Register button at the end of this page.

If you prefer to attend this program online, click here to register.


Webinar Presentation: 2:00 -4:00 pm ET
Conversation with Dominican Center Marywood community: 4:10 - 4:45 pm ET


Diane Wilson

Author, Writer and Speaker

Diane Wilson (Dakota) has published two award-winning books, as well as essays in numerous publications. Her new novel, The Seedkeeper, was published by Milkweed Editions in March 2021. Weaving together the voices of four indelible women, The Seedkeeper is a beautifully told story of reawakening, of remembering our original relationship to the seeds and, through them, to our ancestors.

Diane has been involved in food sovereignty work, especially around indigenous seeds, for the past 15+ years. She worked for Dream of Wild Health, a Minnesota Native-led non-profit farm, as the executive director for 11 years. She now leads the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of Native communities, tribes, and organizations working to rebuild indigenous food systems. Through her time as the executive director for the past two years for this organization, she finds this work is intertwined throughout her writing, even in fiction, which allows her to bring a broad understanding to these issues. Wilson is a Mdewakanton descendant, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.



Please contact Dominican Center via phone at 616.514.3325 or by emailing dcmvillage@dominicancenter.com.

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We Are All Related will be held in person at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College, 1700 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI.

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