Connect with Mni Sota Makoce, an indigenous place.

Native Nations of Minnesota

Connect with Mni Sota Makoce, an indigenous place.

The places we inhabit are layered in the stories they tell. We learn from Dakota and Ojibwe people through stories of this land and its first people, providing an experiential introduction to absent narratives — voices and stories that have been left out.

"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations" is a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

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Bdote Memory Map

Bdote Memory Map

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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Learning From Place: Bdote

Learning From Place: Bdote

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

Spend the day visiting local sites of significance to Dakota people and learning about them from Dakota perspectives.

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"Why Treaties Matter" Virtual Exhibit

In this virtual exhibit, see for yourself 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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Empower educators to increase knowledge of indigenous ways

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