Graphic artist: Sarah Agaton Howes
Native leaders, including women and two-spirit leaders, plan for the future with a seven-generation mindset. These leaders steward resources for the seventh generation – including land, water, and indigenous languages – while simultaneously tending to the economic well-being of Native nations and communities today. This event will provide an opportunity to learn what seventh generation principles are and why these core values are important to our peoples and leaders. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from successful models of seventh generation stewardship and how to balance the often difficult decisions such planning entails.
Friday, March 25
8:30 AM–2:30 PM CDT
Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
Protections against COVID-19 are in place across campus. Masks are required in all campus buildings. Find more information on the University's COVID-19 policies.
- 8:30-9:00 AM – Registration and Tea
- 9:00-9:30 AM – Opening Remarks Zoom open & Facebook livestream begins
Christina Ewig, Welcome
Audrianna Goodwin, Prayer
Jayme Davis, Words from the Organizers
- 9:30-10:15 AM – Keynote: We are still here, today, and tomorrow because of our
Sharon Day, introduced by An Garagiola
- 10:15-10:30 AM – Break
- 10:30-11:15 AM – Keynote: Seventh Generation Thought and Teachings
Dr. Henrietta Mann*, introduced by Nevada Littlewolf
- 11:15 AM-12:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Seventh Generation Values in Action
Clay Colombe*, Tara Houska*, Annette Johnson, and Rep. Heather Keeler
Moderator: Orion Dagen-Goodsky
- 12:30-1:00 PM – Final Remarks
Vanessa Goodthunder and Nicole Pieratos
- 1:00-2:30 PM – Lunch, Pow Wow Grounds Zoom room remains open
All speakers and panels will take place in the Cowles Auditorium. Lunch in the Mondale Commons.
Download a virtual program
Bois Forte Ojibwe, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Task Force
Henrietta Mann, Ph.D.
Tse-tsehese-staestse (Cheyenne), Professor Emerita, Montana State University, Bozeman
Ojibwe, Treasurer, Red Lake Nation
Yankton Sioux Tribe with Lineage to Eastern Shoshone, Minnesota State Representative
Couchiching First Nation, Tribal Attorney and Founder of Ginew Collective
Rosebud Sioux and Nez Perce, CEO of Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
Lower Sioux Indian Community, Director, C̣aƞṡayapi Waḳaƞyeża Owayawa Oṭi
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, TRAIL Program Coordinator of Vermilion Boys & Girls Club
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Circle of Nations Consulting
Leech Lake Nation, Founder and President, Seven Teachings MN
Bois Fort Band of Chippewa, Executive Director, Tiwahe Foundation
Bois Forte Ojibwe, Research Assistant, Office of American Indian and Tribal Nations Relations, UMN
This event is the first of a two-part series. The second, on April 29, is called “Advocating for Systems Change for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives”