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A Conversation with 2019 Jefferson Lecturer Father Columba Stewart

October 3, 2019 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally: A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart and Fred The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), and the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) are pleased to present Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally: A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart…

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2019 Veterans’ Voices Awardees Announced

September 3, 2019 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is thrilled to announce the 2019 Veterans’ Voices Awardees! These nine individuals have shared exemplary written works of poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more that speak to their military service and experiences as a Veteran. Through the written word, Veterans find their voice, process their…

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Bruce Lee and the Rules of Engagement

July 23, 2019 - By Karin Aguilar-San Juan

For several years at Macalester College I’ve been teaching a course about Bruce Lee, the iconic martial artist/movie star from the 1970s. The course explores themes of racism, masculinity, and violence. As a lifelong martial arts practitioner myself, I admire Bruce Lee’s skill, perseverance, and insight. In order to prevent…

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Minnesota Humanities Center Names New CEO

June 3, 2019 - By Bryan Ljung

I am pleased to announce Kevin Lindsey, J.D, as the Minnesota Humanities Center’s (MHC) new CEO. Kevin is a widely respected advocate and lawyer with a wealth of experience in public policy and education reform. A proven changemaker, Kevin’s career has focused on finding solutions to complex issues and strengthening…

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For Accurate Narratives of Disability, Let People Speak for Themselves

May 7, 2019 - By Ally Kann

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,…

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

April 30, 2019 - By Sharon Day

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…

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The Future is Ours to Shape

April 18, 2019 - By Amy K. Hamlin

I work at St. Catherine University where I am an Associate Professor of Art History and also one of three mission chairs. At St. Kate’s, our mission is to educate women to lead and influence. The three mission chairs correspond to the three pillars of our mission: Catholic, women,…

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Treaties Matter

April 11, 2019 - By Jacob Jurss

This post originally appeared on the East Side Freedom Library blog as they hosted the “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” exhibit. It is reprinted here with permission. Treaties matter. They matter even if the United States fails to recognize the rights of American Indian tribes…

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The Next Best Thing

April 5, 2019 - By Louise Woehrle

Growing up, I remember my dad talking about his experiences during WWII in the Pacific. I remember studying every page of his Seabee book and seeing photos of him in uniform as Chief Petty Officer. I remember a little cigar box with tissue inside that held his dog tags, a…

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