This is a re-post of a diary originally posted on 12/26/2013, concerning threats on the part of Mall of America to arrest individuals participating in a peaceful, secular manifestation of American Indian religious sentiment/beliefs at the Mall of America On December 31, 2013.
THIS IS AN ACTION DIARY REQUESTING IMMEDIATE INVOLVEMENT IN WHATEVER WAY FITTING and/or FEASIBLE! Please help spread the word, prepare for a large turnout, help get press coverage, bring cameras, cell phones, be prepared to tape and make it go viral.
Full text of the most recent press release, issued 12.31.13 is available for download and distribution here.
Minnesota area Idle No More organizers to discuss Mall of America’s refusal to cooperate with Round Dance on New Year’s EveMore below the fold.
Who: Patricia Shepard, Idle No More- Minnesota and Reyna Crow, Idle No More Duluth.
What: News conference and Round Dance
When: Tuesday Dec 31, 2013 News conference 3:00 PM, round dance 4:00 PM Where: The Mall of America’s `free speech zone’:
Sidewalk adjacent to 24th Ave at Lindau Lane
Why: To discuss the MOA’s inflammatory mischaracterization of a friendship dance intended to bring a diverse community closer together as a `protest’ and to invite the Mall management to join in a dance of healing and reconciliation.