A leader with an organization that documents monuments and their histories will share insight at an event in Lawrence, speaking in context of the Sacred Red Rock.
The Sacred Red Rock began its journey back to the Kaw Nation Wednesday morning.
Community members overflowed a tent set up to accommodate those in attendance for a celebration Tuesday as the Sacred Red Rock is finally being returned to the Kaw Nation after nearly a century in possession of the City of Lawrence.
Partners working on the Sacred Red Rock project will host a public sendoff for the boulder as it will soon be returned to the Kaw Nation. Other events will be private, however.
In preparation for the return of the Sacred Red Rock to the Kaw Nation, people involved in the project on Monday removed a plaque dedicating the boulder to white settlers.
Lawrence community members are invited to creatively document their impressions of the Sacred Red Rock before it is finally returned to the Kaw Nation. The artwork could become a lasting part of the project’s story.
Four guided tours and interactive workshops this month will aim to educate participants about the Sacred Red Rock before it is returned to the Kaw Nation, and to foster ideas for the future of the park where it’s currently on display.
By the end of this year, Lawrence will be a step closer to reconciliation with the return of the Sacred Red Rock to its rightful owners of the Kaw Nation.
Leaders of the project to return the Sacred Red Rock to the Kaw Nation will provide updates on the process and take questions from community members at an event coming up Saturday afternoon in Lawrence.
When the Sacred Red Rock is returned to the Kaw Nation from Lawrence, the Kaw people want to ensure that they are not erased with it.
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