Today we were able to visit Pine Technical Community College to take in the Why Treaties Matter exhibit. We were met by Dave Matrious of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (and also a parent of one of our students), who gave us a great introduction into the importance of the exhibit and the weight that comes along with the knowledge we would gain.
More information about the exhibit (from the MN Humaities Center website):
Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nation 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.
The exhibit explores the relationships between Minnesota’s Dakota and Ojibwe nations and the United States Government. Through videos and informational banners, learn how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.
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