BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Truth & Reconciliation Effort, in partnership with Peacemaker Resources, announced this week a new, yearlong series “of events, discussions and opportunities to engage in racial reconciliation,” a release said.

The initiative is titled “Building the Bridge: Taking Courageous Action on Racial Reconciliation.”

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Events will be on the first Tuesday of each month, in the evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are free and open to the public. Anton Treuer, BSU professor, said most of the meetings will be held at the American Indian Resource Center at BSU, but added some may be held at other locations and organizers are still finalizing those plans.

The first event in the series will be a showing of the film “White Like Me,” along with a guided discussion led by Treuer, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the AIRC.

A monthly reminder will be sent to those who sign up for a listing with full details on the upcoming event for that month. For more information, reach Treuer at or call (218) 368-2805 or email Linsey McMurrin of Peacemaker Resources at