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Indigenous Wisdom Event at the EVLT Conservation Center

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join the Tipi Raisers and Eagle Valley Land Trust for an intimate reconciliation dialogue guided by two facilitators representing opposing sides of history. 

In 1855, U.S. Army General William S. Harney led his troops in an attack on Chief Little Thunder and his people at Blue Water Creek in Nebraska. The massacre left 86 Lakota men, women, and children dead.  

Paul Harney Soderman, a descendant of General Harney, and Phil Little Thunder, a descendant of Chief Little Thunder, will engage us in a conversation on generational trauma and healing. In a spirit of prayer, acknowledgment, and acceptance, we will come together and discuss the legacy of the Blue Water massacre and the shared road to reconciliation that lies ahead. 

Please join us as we hold space in a traditional tipi and lean into listening deeply at this special event, the first hosted at the Eagle Valley Land Trust Conservation Center. This program is a part of the Indigenous Wisdom Gathering, a lineup of Tipi Raisers events held during Eagle Flight Days. 

When: Sunday, June 30 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: EVLT Conservation Center in Edwards, CO

What to expect: The event will take place inside a tipi located behind the main building. Because parking is very limited, we are managing registrations for this event by vehicle. We encourage you to register yourself plus any guests and to carpool to the event.

What to bring: A folding chair, water, and snacks

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

This program is intended for humans only. While we love dogs, we kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home.


June 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm