Hastings and Eagan
June 20 (POSTPONED), July 11, and August 15, 2020
$15

Experience the healing effects of nature and camaraderie while exploring meaningful literature and mental health. This day-long event will include reflection time, conversations about selected readings, and moderately challenging hiking.

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Submission Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

We invite Veterans living in Minnesota to submit poetry, prose, essays, and memoirs for consideration. We will invite selected authors to attend the Ceremony on October 10, 2020 to celebrate their work.

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St. Paul
Tuesday, June 16 (CANCELLED), Sunday, August 9, and Saturday, September 12, 2020
$75 | 6 Clock Hours for Educators

Learning from Place: Bdote brings participants to sites of great significance to Dakota people. Participants will learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories that have often been left out of our state’s history. Due to COVID-19, this offering will be modified to incorporate safe social distancing. We have reduced the usual $110 cost to reflect the changes.

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The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is not standing still in the wake of Coronavirus. We are creating new opportunities for Minnesotans and administering a federal $500,000 CARES Act grant to cultural institutions affected by Covid-19.

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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Historic Meeting & Retreat Center

Historic Meeting & Retreat Center

The Minnesota Humanities Event Center is a full service meeting and retreat center with meeting space for groups of 5 to 150, overnight accommodations, and more.

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