Providing a Gateway to Expanded Understanding, Curiosity, and Learning

The Minnesota Humanities Center collaborates with individuals, organizations, and communities to bring transformational humanities programming into the lives of Minnesotans throughout the state. Using story as a catalyst, we produce, create, and support projects and programs that explore a range of subjects.

We believe in the power of humanities to connect people and communities, bridge differences, interpret the complexities of our world, and positively shape our collective future.

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Envision a Just Minnesota

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Envision a Just Minnesota

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Celebrate the humanities and envision a just society that is connected, curious, and compassionate with a few of Minnesota’s most creative thought leaders as they muse, inspire, and reflect on what a just society means and requires.

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Human-powered humanities takes all of us

See how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

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The Absent Narratives Resource Collection is a searchable database of ready-to-use videos, teacher guides, and readings to use in your classroom or workplace. Items included in the collection have been created or developed by MHC and its partners.

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The Bdote Memory Map began as a part of the “City Indians” multi-media installation at Ancient Traders Gallery on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis in 2005. This resource provides better understanding about the Dakota people’s relationship to Minnesota. Educator materials are included.

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