Jim Bear Jacobs Sacred Stories Tour
Sunday, May 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
We will gather to immerse ourselves in Minnesota history from a Native perspective as we experience Dakota history, culture and sacred sites through storytelling and are present to one another through silence/meditation/reflection and sharing. Our time together aims to create greater awareness and understanding of the Dakota people, the original people of this area, who too often are invisible in their homeland. Our facilitator will be Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation of central Wisconsin. Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs is a cultural facilitator who works to raise the public's awareness of American Indian causes and injustices, founder of Healing Minnesota Stories and Co-Director of Racial Justice for Minnesota Council of Churches.
We will be outside the entire time except when driving between sites
Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and come dressed for whatever weather we have that day
Be ready for an extended walk on uneven terrain
Those who have difficulty standing may want to bring lawn chairs
Please bring a water bottle, a snack, hat or sunscreen if needed, an open heart, and listening ears
Arrive at 1:00 pm at
Thomas Savage Visitor Center
Fort Snelling State Park
500 Snelling Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT HISTORIC FORT SNELLING
It is a state park so each vehicle entering will need either a state park sticker or they can purchase a $7 daily pass. (if the youth are just being dropped off, those vehicles will not need a pass, but adults/vehicles that are joining they will need them.)
Pick up youth at 4:00 pm at
Pilot Knob Hill (sometimes comes up as Pilot Knob Preservation Site in some apps)
2044 Pilot Knob Rd.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
If you have any needs or concerns the day of the event, please contact Pastor Jen Rome at 612-396-0829.