Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa: “‘Native Voices’ Opens Dialogue with Native Americans about Earth”

sinsinawa dominicansSINSINAWA, Wis.—Sinsinawa Mound is presenting Native Voices: Spirit, Place, Healing, and Justice 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. In Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” he says that in facing our cultural and ecological crisis, “indigenous communities and their cultural traditions” should be our “principle dialogue partners.” This conference is a response to that call. Join with us as we highlight the voices of those who are native to this land, giving the opportunity to listen and engage with indigenous history, current struggles, and wisdom. This day will be an important step to much-needed healing for both people and land. Presenters include Jim Bear Jacobs of the Mohican Nation, Preston Duncan of the Meskwaki Nation, Maryellen Baker (or Niogiizhicgooikwe) of the Anishanaabe Nation, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser.

For more information, contact Anglada at or visit our website at Please register by noon Monday, Oct. 17, by calling Guest Services at 608-748-4411. The fee is $15. Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.