Special event planned at Indian Heights

Published 9:44 am Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Sacred Ground of Indian Heights, behind Vahalla Center in Rochester will be the site of a special gathering from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1. The event will take place below the hill at the north entrance area with tours planned to the hilltop for those who wish and are able to join.

The activity is a joint effort of several groups, including the Friends of Indian Heights, the Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota, the History Center of Olmsted County, Assisi Heights Spiritual Center, Rochester Parks and Recreation Department and others devoted to its preservation.

Representatives of the various groups will speak on the history, preservation efforts and plans and concerns for Indian Heights. It is open and free to everyone, Indian and non-Indian. Participants are encouraged to dress casual unless choosing to wear tribal regalia. Those attending should also bring lawn chairs, comfortable walking shoes if going to the top and umbrellas in case of rain. There will be the drum, pipe and a “talking circle” afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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For more information contact Nakoma Arts Traditions & Craft, P.O. Box 9354, Rochester, MN 55903, or call 507-206-0739 or 651-334-3436.