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Dakota writer visits Duluth

Dakota writer, teacher and activist Waziyatawin will be the featured guest at a community discussion 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Damiano Center Soup Kitchen, 206 W. Fourth St.

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Waziyatawin (Photo submitted)

Dakota writer, teacher and activist Waziyatawin will be the featured guest at a community discussion 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Damiano Center Soup Kitchen, 206 W. Fourth St.

She will also lecture on "Dakota land recovery in the era of climate chaos," 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the College of St. Scholastica. The program is free.

Waziyatawin (pronounced Wah-zee-yah-TAH-ween), from the Pezihutazizi Otunwe (Yellow Medicine Village) in southwestern Minnesota, has dedicated her life to reparative justice and the development of liberation ideology in Indigenous communities. She will discuss her work with Oyate Nipi Kte, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the recovery of Dakota traditional knowledge, including language, oral tradition, spirituality and life ways.

The St. Scholastica presentation is part of the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum. For more information, visit www.spotlight.css.edu .

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