Anita C. Hill is an ELCA minister and regional coordinator for the Midwest for ReconcilingWorks: Lutheran for Full Inclusion. She works with Lutheran congregations and individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to be fully inclusive of LGBT people. She lives in the St. Paul, Minn., area.
Joseph Bottum is an author based in South Dakota and a former editor of the conservative-leaning interfaith journal First Things. Contact through Random House publicist Katie Moore.
Patrick M. Garry is director of the Center for Empirical Legal Research at the University of South Dakota’s School of Law in Vermillion, S.D. His publications include Wrestling With God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion (2007).
David Buchanan is an associate dean for academic programs, and animal sciences professor and geneticist, at North Dakota State University in Fargo, S.D.
Read an article from The Jamestown Sun about South Dakota’s Indigenous Peoples’ Holiday that stands in place of the Columbus Day holiday.
Alfred Bone Shirt of St. Francis, S.D., is the contact person for the Dakota-Lakota-Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition.
Wayne H. Evans is a professor of South Dakota Indian studies at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D.
Read an article about Native Americans’ Day that explains when, where and how that day is celebrated.