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.

Stories I Didn't Know

Stories I Didn't Know

Online
Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Join us for a special screening of “Stories I Didn’t Know” followed by a community conversation with Rita Davern, Ramona Kitto Stately, and Reuben Kitto Stately. Reflect on how one person’s discovery of truth can create a significant positive impact on a personal and statewide level.

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Now Available for Purchase
The Minnesota Native American Lives series highlights the history and experiences of individual Dakota and Ojibwe people: leaders, healers, culture-keepers, and other notable figures. These biographies of inspirational American Indian leaders are written for 3rd-5th graders.

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St. Paul
Tuesday, June 16 (CANCELLED), Sunday, August 9, Saturday, September 12, and Friday, October 2, 2020
$60 | 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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"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations" is a nationally recognized, award-winning exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

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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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