The Death of George Floyd

As the leader of the Minnesota Humanities Center, envisioning a just society that is connected, curious, and compassionate, we send our condolences to the family of George Floyd and his many friends.

The tragic history of our country is replete with instances of the suppression of the inalienable human rights of African American individuals. Equally tragic has been our collective inability to face the problem of racism, as we know that no problem can be addressed until it is faced.

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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.

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Thursdays, April 23, May 7, June 4, and July 9, 2020

The Warrior Writers Workshop provides a safe space for Veterans to tell their stories using prompts and discussion about a variety of military issues and experiences. This workshop encourages sharing stories, opinions, and ideas for productive writing, reflecting, storytelling, and art-making.

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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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Human-powered humanities takes all of us

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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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Connect at an upcoming event for community dialogue, professional training, and special presentations.

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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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