Support Programs for Indigenous Youth
On Friday, Oct. 20, from 7:30-9 p.m., Or Emet will host a Humanistic Shabbat service followed by a presentation by Tedi Grey Owl, a Native American community activist and academic internship specialist for Migizi, an organization that prepares Native American youth for education, careers and community leadership.
The events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. A social time will follow the program.
The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi in training. Following the service, Tedi Grey Owl will present “Empowering Our Youth: A Strong Circle of Support.”
A citizen of the Haudensaunee Seneca Nation, Heron Clan, Tedi Grey Owl has worked to provide academic and cultural support for Indigenous students in urban and suburban school districts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for three decades.
She comes from a family of Native activists. Her mother, Laura Waterman Wittstock, was one of the original members of the American Indian Movement, and co-founded Migizi in 1977.
Those who cannot attend the program in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here.
Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information, email [email protected] or visit oremet.org.