Recognize Minnesota’s Deep Cultural Heritage

Stories and Culture

Recognize Minnesota’s Deep Cultural Heritage

Immerse yourself in Minnesota’s rich cultural heritage through literature, bilingual book projects, cultural events, and other opportunities created in partnership with the many diverse communities and cultures in Minnesota.

This first-of-its kind anthology will include the authentic, first-hand stories of Minnesota’s Somali youth around ideas like: what it means to be American, coping with loss and displacement, negotiating the charged identities of being a Muslim and a third-culture person, and much more.

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Somali Folktale Project

Somali Folktale Project

The Somali Bilingual Book project provides authentic resources that promote and preserve heritage languages and increase English literacy skills of refugee and immigrant families through four traditional Somali folktales in both English and Somali.

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TreatiesMatter.org

TreatiesMatter.org

A companion site to the Why Treaties Matter exhibit, TreatiesMatter.org presents relationships as a context for examining Dakota and Ojibwe–U.S. treaties.

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Reading Together Book Project

Reading Together Book Project

The Reading Together Book Project addresses the lack of children’s books that speak to the experience of being an Asian Pacific Islander (API) child and supports the development of English literacy skills while recognizing cultural heritage.

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Braided Lives

Braided Lives

“Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing” brings together stories and poems of Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American writers. It was created by teachers for use in Minnesota high schools.

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Voices From the Latino Community

Voices From the Latino Community

View five video projects that convey the contributions of Minnesota’s Latino community to the arts, culture, and economy of Minnesota.

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Prayers on the Prairie

Prayers on the Prairie

See how Asian Minnesotans from five differing religious traditions — Buddhism, Chinese Ancestral Worship, Hinduism, Hmong Shamanism, and Islam — are able to thrive, practice, and live out their religious tenets in Minnesota.

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Firsts: Minnesota's African American Groundbreakers

Firsts: Minnesota's African American Groundbreakers

Watch six interviews — Archie Givens, Jr., Arthur Blakey, Jr., Linda Finney, Robyne Robinson, Sharon Sayles-Belton, and William Finney — to learn the meaning and significance of what it means to be a true Minnesotan first!

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Absent Narratives Authors Series

Absent Narratives Authors Series

Listen to Latino, Hmong, Ojibwe, and Dakota authors discuss their influences and lived experiences. Authors share their ideas about the writing process and read from selected pieces of their work.

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Iron Range: Minnesota Building America

Iron Range: Minnesota Building America

This four-part Emmy Award winner for Best Cultural Documentary, produced by tpt and the Minnesota Humanities Center, focuses on The Land, The Mines, The People, and The Work on the Iron Range.

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Help the Minnesota Humanities Center develop resources that increase classroom engagement through the amplification of Absent Narratives.

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Native Nations of Minnesota

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Veterans’ Voices

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