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We Are All Related (Online)

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Date(s):
Saturday 09/24/2022
Time(s):
2:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Price:
$45.00

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 anticipate and enjoy the growing season, let's rest in a vision of wonder as we reflect on what means for each of us to be a good relative to all elements of Earth.

For this reflective virtual experience, join Diane Wilson, award-winning author of the 2021 novel The Seedkeeper, as well as the author of 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.

ATTEND WE ARE ALL RELATED ONLINE

To attend We Are All Related online, click the Register button at the end of this page. Once registered, two links, one for the webinar and one for the conversation, will be sent to you the day prior to the event.

ATTEND WE ARE ALL RELATED IN PERSON

If you prefer to attend this live stream webinar in person at Dominican Center Marywood at AQ, click here to register.

PROGRAM TIMING

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

 

Presenter

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.

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Gatherings Held Via Zoom

A Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to our first meeting.

Participants will be greeted around 6:50 pm.

View this short video tutorial on how to use Zoom.

If you experience problems with Zoom, please email us at dcmvillage@dominicancenter.com.

Questions

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

Refund Policy

Registration fees support the ongoing mission of Dominican Center.

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