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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Reflections Retreat: Bdote Field Trip

Reflections Retreat: Bdote Field Trip

Join other past participants from the Bdote Field Trip: Dakota in the Twin Cities in this reflection session facilitated by Mona Smith.

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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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Empower educators to increase knowledge of indigenous ways

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