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  • Wakpa

    Photo of Gwen Westerman

    By Gwen Westerman Wakpa. The Dakota word for “river.” But it is more than a word. Wakpa is the source of life. Rivers carry our first medicine, mni, that can nourish and heal us. To be near a river can be soothing, and to hear the sounds of water flowing, sounds of water filling, sounds…

  • Mitákuye Owásiŋ

    Photo of Diane Wilson

    By Diane Wilson Dip a paddle into Ȟaȟáwakpa, the Mississippi River, and feel how effortlessly she guides a canoe downstream. Beneath the boat swim hundreds of named fish, eluding the river otters, ospreys, and humans casting for food. Gaze skyward in spring to see a river of birds following this flyway home. Their long journeys…

  • Dr. King’s Network of Mutuality: The Tie That Binds Us All Together

    Photo of Jonathan Palmer

    By Jonathan Palmer Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny….

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