Earth Day 2017
Published April 22, 2017
FORT ABERCROMBIE, NORTH DAKOTA – The Dakota Exile Healing Ride began in Manitoba, Canada on April 12, 2017 and will be in Fort Abercrombie, North Dakota today to celebrate Earth Day 2017.
With a mission to bridge cultures and heal past wounds, the Dakota Exile Healing Ride is true to its name.
Today, Saturday, April 22, the ride participants will have a day of remembrance at Fort Abercromie from 12 noon – 5 p.m. – local time.
Fort Abercrombie was one of the sites of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Today the riders will celebrate the historical “Sweet Corn Treaty” that occurred on August 15, 1870 with the Chippewa and Sioux.
Live music and performance by Annie Humphrey, Leech Lake – Anishinaabe. This is the riders’ day of celebration with our Dakota and Anishinaabe people, the treaty and the Dakota future plans in becoming unified again sharing our homelands and responsibilities to the lands, and water as well as respect for each other’s cultures and traditions by sharing once again as Dakota did.
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