There is, believe it or not, a Powwow of the American Indian Center in Chicago. It should be fun, as there are a lot of dances and crafts there. If anyone wants to go with me, I am probably going to buzz down there tomorrow around 9 to 10ish on the L, as I am sort of an adopted member of that organization. If you want to tag along, drop me a line. I am told the frybread is delicious...
In other Native American news, I have been corresponding with the rector of the cluster of churches I am going to be interning at this summer. They are on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Apparently, one of the congregations does the entire BCP service in Lakota Sioux. I am really psyched about that, although it means I will have to pick up something-near-proficiency in another indigenous language. I ordered a primer and grammar tape today. I'm excited...it appears to be a beautiful language.
I realized today as reality set in that I will be going from a Reservation mutual ministry internship in the summer directly to Cambridge, UK. I can only imagine that by January I will return to Seabury doing 1662 King's English rain dances.
The Great Minnetonka be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Thanks be to Culture Shock...Alleluia