Nov 22

Memorial March to Honor Lost Children | Healing Our People

Date: November 22, 2021 - November 24, 2021 Time: 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM St. Francis Center

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Who are the 'Lost Children?'

Each year, in the days before Thanksgiving, hundreds of mourners and protestors gather for the Memorial March to Honor Lost Children memorializing Native American children who have been taken from their families and communities and placed in the country's child-welfare system.

The 19th annual March to Honor Lost Children will take place in downtown Sioux City, Iowa, on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 24. The goal of the march is to raise awareness and ultimately reunite displaced Native American children with their home tribes and families.

Educational Workshop Conference

Attend a virtual workshop Thursday, Nov. 18 and/or a group of workshops Nov. 22-24, and you'll hear from Native American activists and examine the legal and social challenges facing today's Native American children in our country.

Social work Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) are available for select workshops.

 

FULL: Register to Attend: Thursday, Nov. 18 

Register to Attend: Monday, Nov. 22

Register to Attend: Tuesday, Nov. 23 & Wednesday Nov. 24

 Thursday, November 18 - FULL

8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. Log in to ensure connection  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Understanding Implicit Racial Bias: Rewiring Our Perceptions and Intentions

Pre Registration is required!

  • 5.25 foster parent training hours
  • 5.5 social work CEUs
  • 6.0 CLEs - Ethics (activity #: CLE= 369443)

Monday, November 22

8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. Check In or Login  
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Race: The Power of An Illusion

  • 5.25 foster parent training hours
  • 5.5 social work CEUs
  • 6.0 CLEs - Ethics (activity #: CLE= 369441)

DHS employees must register for the UIRB session thru the DHS Learning Management System.

Tuesday, November 23 

 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Check In & Coffee
 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Prayer
  • Liz Rembold, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs & Briar Cliff Social Work Program Director
  • Terry Medina, Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred
9:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Keystone Treatment Center
  • Rod Ward, Native American Cultural Advisor
  • Don Hoes, Community Representative
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Community Panel
  • Tom Bouska, DHS Director
  • Matt Ohman, SHIP Director
  • Valerie Uken, Native Community Center Director
  • Terry Medina, Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred
  • Judge Forker-Parry, District Associate Judge
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Native American Recovery & the Use of Talking Circles Michael O'Connor, Enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and Program Director of Cultural Mentoring with the South Dakota Department of Corrections
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch $8.29 (including tax) through the cafeteria. Visa or Mastercard accepted.
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Tribal Customary Adoptions

Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorney General 

  • 1.25 CLEs - Ethics/Diversity (activity #: CLE= 369815)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Native Resilient Community Grant Update
  • Heidi Kammer-Hodge, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Briar Cliff
  • Erin Binneboese, SHIP DCAT Contract Director
  • Valerie Uken, Native Community Center Director
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Talking Circles

Facilitated by:

  • Michael O'Connor 
  • Lydia Rouillard

 

Wednesday, November 24

7:30 a.m. Sunrise Welcome War Eagle Monument - Grove St. & War Eagle Drive 
8:30 a.m. First Prayer Rosecrance Jackson Center - 3200 W. 4th St.
9:30 a.m. Second Prayer Urban Native Center - 1501 Geneva St.
10:30 a.m. Third Prayer Woodbury County Courthouse - 620 Douglas St.
11:30 a.m. Fourth Prayer & Traditional Memorial Dinner Convention Center