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Bemidji Area Truth and Reconciliation
We are a grassroots,
Welcome - Biindigen
The idea behind Truth and Reconciliation work is to discover, reveal, and educate about past wrongs,
usually with a focus not on individual crimes, but historical and contemporary wrongs that are institutionalized,
carried out by governments or non-state agencies.
The purpose behind our work here in the Bemidji area is to open the door to opportunities for dialogue, to enhance understanding and to forge pathways to create more equitable systems and institutional policies.
Most importantly, through creation of more opportunities for awareness, education, and constructive dialogue about our area, our history, and the peoples indigenous to this land, we endeavour to create a safe space for our Bemidji community to come together with a renewed sense of mutual respect and shared understanding.
We recognize that the depth and breadth of this work will require much time-- this is not a singular event.
This is a process we must work through together, to create a better future for us all.