Community Dialogue on Minnesota’s Native Nations

October 21, 2011 at 2:53 am Leave a comment

 

The Library at Riverland Community College will be one of the sites for a new  statewide traveling exhibition that explores Minnesota’s native nations  and the history of treaty making with the United States.

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe  Nations” opens Oct. 24 at the Riverland Library. The Minnesota Humanities Center and its partner, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, sponsor the exhibition. Local sponsors include Riverland Community College, Austin Public Library, KSMQ Public Television and Mower County Historical Society.

“The exhibit provides a unique opportunity to engage our communities in dialogue and expand cultural awareness,” said Danielle Heiny,  director of retention and student success who also serves as Riverland
chief diversity officer for students. “Riverland will host several free  events and presentations related to American Indian history and culture  during the exhibit’s stay. These activities are part of Riverland’s
commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.”

In August 2010, a resolution creating a unique partnership of the  Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington,  D.C., was approved unanimously by the tribes residing in Minnesota and  made it possible for the exhibition to be developed as an educational  tool for Minnesota audiences.

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Entry filed under: cultural heritage.

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