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Using philosophy, literature, art, music, history and language across our programs, events and partnerships—we focus on what unites us not divides us, in Minnesota and beyond. Keep reading to get to know our work and explore our blog.

Drawing on the power of the humanities, Veterans’ Voices changes the narrative of Veterans and honors their contributions.

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"We Are Water MN" explores the connections between the humanities and water through an exhibit and public events.

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In this place now called Minnesota, we learn from Dakota and Ojibwe people through stories of this land and its first people.

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Ally Kann For Accurate Narratives of Disability, Let People Speak for Themselves

May. 7, 2019 By Ally Kann

For Accurate Narratives of Disability, Let People Speak for Themselves

When I was younger, I don’t think I really knew what it meant when my parents told me that my sister has a disability. Maria was born with Down Syndrome—an intellectual and developmental disability. While I watched my friends’ siblings grow up through the “average” public school system, playing sports, going on their first dates, … Continued

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Sharon Day Walking the Red Lake River or Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’iganiiwi-ziibi

Apr. 30, 2019 By Sharon Day

Walking the Red Lake River or Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’iganiiwi-ziibi

This river flows out of Lower Red Lake on its western border. It makes its journey through marshy swampland, into prairie, and then farmland. The riverbanks become steeper, becoming large eroding cliffs and thickly forested. I find myself excited thinking about this new Nibi Walk that begins on the Red Lake Reservation. I wonder – … Continued

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