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June 2021

ONLINE – Understanding Our Duluth Lynchings

Monday, June 14 | 9:00 am1:00 pm

Join the Collaborative Legal Community Coalition and the Minnesota Humanities Center to commemorate the lynchings, contextualize racially motivated killings, and examine racial violence in the US and Minnesota more broadly.

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St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Tuesday, June 15 | 8:30 am2:30 pm
Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd
St. Paul, 55111
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$75

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.

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St. Paul – 1st Annual Juneteenth Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee

Friday, June 18 | 11:00 am6:00 pm
Western Park, 387 Marion Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
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Free
Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a proud partner of the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff and Jubilee. Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, in partnership with the 25th Anniversary Peace Celebration, is hosting this free, in-person event which brings community a peaceful beginning to the Juneteenth celebrations. This event features the Character Values Photo Exhibit, Stage reading of Kumbayah: A Juneteenth Story, Announcement of the Top 3 Bakers from the SPCP Pie Bakeoff, Fashion Show, Free Food and more. Learn…

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ONLINE – Story Circles: Activating Cultural Change in Systems

Monday, June 21Friday, June 25
$100
Rose McGee leads a Story Circle gathering.

Learn the rich cultural traditions of storytelling and story sharing during this three-day immersive Institute facilitated by Rose McGee.

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July 2021

ONLINE – Virtual Story Circle: Nibi Walks

Friday, July 9 | 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Free
Crossing the Cannonball River, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota Photo by Peg Furshong Water walkers (L-R) Sara Thomsen, Chas Jewett, Barb Baker LaRush, Sharon M. Day, and Lori Watso are joined by Ladonna Brave Bull Allard, founder of the Sacred Stone Camp to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline. Missouri River Nibi Walk 2017

Join artists involved in the current Community Commons exhibition “Ninga Izhichige Nibi Onji / I Will Do It For The Water”. This exhibition explores the importance of nibi (the Ojibwe word for water) as a life-giving force. For the past ten years, Ojibwe artist and community leader Sharon M. Day has been guiding Nibi Walks as extended ceremonies to pray for the water. Water is gathered in a copper vessel and carried by walkers along the length of the river,…

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Pipestone – We Are Water MN

Thursday, July 15Monday, September 13
Meinders Community Library, 1401 7th St SW
Pipestone, Minnesota 56164
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Free

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

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August 2021

Preston – Why Treaties Matter

Friday, August 6Sunday, August 15
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, 21071 County Rd 18
Preston, Minnesota 55965
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Free

"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota.

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St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Saturday, August 7 | 8:30 am2:30 pm
Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd
St. Paul, 55111
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$75

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.

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St. Paul – Learning from Place: HmongTown Marketplace

Wednesday, August 11 | 4:30 pm7:30 pm
HmongTown Marketplace, 217 Como Avenue, Suite 2-100
St. Paul, MN 55103
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$20
Learning from Place: HmongTown Marketplace

Immerse yourself within Minnesota's vibrant Hmong community through an interactive, in-person experience at the iconic HmongTown Marketplace in St. Paul.

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Transforming Education Through Absent Narratives

Tuesday, August 24Thursday, August 26
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Deepen your understanding of the significance of place, build cultural awareness and broaden worldviews, build relationships through Story Circles, and identify new ways to use Absent Narratives.

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September 2021

Minneapolis – Spotlight Series: Policing and Public/Community Safety

Thursday, September 16 | 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Northrup Best Buy Theater, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Free

The six-part University of Minnesota Spotlight Series, hosted in partnership with the MHC, focuses on patriotism, public service, and civic engagement. The moderator for all six events will be Kevin Lindsey, CEO of MHC. Q&A sessions will follow each event.

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St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Saturday, September 18 | 8:30 am2:30 pm
Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd
St. Paul, 55111
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$75

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.

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