Monday, October 8, 2018 is Indigenous People’s Day. In honor of this important day of remembrance, the focus of this month’s MN Peacebuilding Film on Tuesday, October 23 at the Birchwood Café is American Holocaust: When It’s All Over, I’ll Still Be Indian. This is a powerful, thought-provoking documentary film on the historical trauma of America’s Indigenous People. All of us need to learn this history, and particularly those of us who have benefited from the subjugation of Native American Indians and the bounty of this land that was stolen from their foremothers and forefathers. Knowing this history, we will be better able to follow the leadership of our Native American sisters and brothers with truth, mercy, justice, and peace.
At all of Peacebuilding’s films, trainings, and events, we seek not only to educate but also to instigate positive, productive, nonviolent social change with trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice philosophy, principles, and practices. Right now, one specific way you can make a positive difference in the lives of many is to check out the website dedicated to the Franklin Hiawatha Encampment in Minneapolis and donate in the spirit of reparations to the Indigenous organizations that are leading the way. Together, we are transforming our communities peace by peace.