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Alvin A. Blaisdell, 64 Eagan, MN Passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.


Alvin A. Blaisdell, 

Age 64 Of Eagan, MN Passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.

Preceded in death by mother Winnefred; father Donald; brothers, Dougal and Duane; and sister Sharon Larson.

Survived by his loving wife Connie; sons Ryan (Betsy), Sean (Katrina) , and Chris; grandchildren Cortney (John) Pallo, William (Julia) Blaisdell, and Rebecca Laverick; great-grandchildren Brylie Pallo, and Meadow Blaisdell; sisters Joyce (George) Thompson, Linda (Don) Sagerer, and Vivian Braby; brother Ronnie. Memorial Service 4:00 PM Monday, July 7 at J.S. Klecatsky and Sons,

1580 Century Point Eagan, MN, with gathering of family and friends one hour prior.

Memorials preferred to The Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul. 651-451-1551

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Doctrine of Discovery: Taking A Hard Look At Our History and Theology

This fall, Cherokee Park United Church is taking a hard look at difficult historical and theological truths about the tragic treatment of Dakota, Ojibwe and other Indigenous people by our state, nation and religious institutions. In cooperation with the St. Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN), we are seeking to come to terms with the significant role churches and faith communities played in genocide, crushing Native languages, cultures and religious practices. Cherokee Park United Church is one of four metro sites working with SPIN to host these conversations.

We will host two dialogue events at our church, Cherokee Park United Church 371 W Baker St, St Paul, MN (MAP)

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-Monday, Oct. 13, Indigenous People’s Day, a public screening of the documentary film Doctrine of Discovery, presented by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild of the Lower Sioux Indian Community, followed by small group dialogues. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event is from 7-9:15 p.m. (Film is appropriate for junior high school aged youth and up.)
-Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7– 9:15 p.m., a deeper exploration of issues of history, theology, and trauma raised by the film. Details to be determined.



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