Community Connection: The TRUTH Project
The TRUTH Project (Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing) aims to explore and share the history of native tribes especially as it pertains to the relationship with the University of Minnesota and its various campuses.
An initial gathering at the University of Minnesota Duluth was held in November with the intention "to provide some broad education about the TRUTH report," says Jill Doerfler, department head for American Indian Studies at UMD. "We felt that we wanted to keep the conversation going, and in some ways get the conversation started." The University of Minnesota is a land-grant institution that has begun the process for understanding what that means particularly as it pertains to the native communities that have lived - and continue to live - on these lands.
On Monday, January 29th, the conversation will continue in the Kirby Rafters on the UMD campus from 1-3pm. All are welcome to the event. Anyone looking to get caught up before the Monday gathering (which will focus on updates and follow-ups), the first meeting in November is available on YouTube.
You can hear Community Connection every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am on Northland Morning.