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WOKIKSUYE WICOHAN

WOKIKSUYE  WICOHAN

A TIME OF REMEMBERENCE

Join us on Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Concentration Camp at Fort Snelling State Park as speakers share with us their family history regarding the concentration camp.

Originally, the Sesquicentennial Commission had planned to hold an event on November 11th entitled “Dakota Indian Internment Camp at Fort Snelling 1862-1864”.  They were to present a ‘Factual objective account of the Internment camp and the Experiences of its Inhabitants’. While this event has been cancelled, it was still quite disturbing to many of our Elders.  Clifford Canku said “…They keep raising their own spokespersons to speak for us.”

On Sunday, November 2nd, Clifford Canku, along with Melvin Grey Owl, Faith Bad Moccasin , Chris Mato Nunpa and others will share their family stories of the Concentration Camp.  Mona Smith, in conjunction with the Minnesota Humanities Center will be recording the stories for her project “The Bdote Memory Map” ( http://web.mac.com/alliesms/Memory/MEMORY_MAP_.html)

If you have family stories of relatives who were held in the concentration camp that you would like to share or know someone who would, please let us know so that we can include you in the schedule.

Date:            Sunday November 2

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Place:          Concentration Camp, Fort Snelling State Park

We will be supplying Soup or Stew, Bread and Coffee.  If you would like to bring a dish to share, please feel free.  We also ask that everyone bring their own Bowl, Plate, Eating Utensils and cup.  This is the traditional way and it is a way that is gentler to our Ina Maka than using disposable items.

If you have any questions, please email or call 651.983.6363

Pidamaya ye

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