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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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What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know About Veterans on Campus

March 19, 2019 - By Amy Muse

A few weeks after I attended the Veterans’ Voices Educator Salon in summer 2018, a card appeared in my mailbox; it was from me, reminding future me of ways I could help student-Veterans at the University of St. Thomas, where I teach English. For several years now—since reading Bryan Doerries’…

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Not My Thing to Give Up

February 19, 2019 - By Ayomide Adesnaya

This story was written for the January 2019 ThreeSixty Magazine and was reprinted with the permission of ThreeSixty Journalism, a high school outreach program of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. The Minnesota Humanities Center is proud to partner with ThreeSixty Journalism and six…

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Search for New MHC CEO Is Underway

January 30, 2019 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

A note from the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)’s Board Chair Bryan Ljung: Dear friends of MHC, We’re excited to announce that a nationwide search for the Humanities Center’s next CEO is underway! After the retirement of longtime President & CEO David O’Fallon last November, the MHC Board of Directors refined…

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Putting Relationships at the Center of Water Work

January 10, 2019 - By Jennifer Tonko

In November, four partners from the “We Are Water MN” partnership presented during the 2018 National Humanities Conference in New Orleans, Those partners included Britt Gangeness with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Laurie Moberg with River Life, a program of the Institute for Advanced…

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MHC Celebrates 2018 and Rings In 2019

December 31, 2018 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

2018 by the numbers: Grants— Grant funds distributed to Minnesota communities: $2,122,235 (includes legislatively-mandated grants) Event Center— Events hosted: 368 People served: 10,456 Programs & Resources— Communities served: 22 Resources distributed: 613 Participants: 6,720 Events: 97 Presentations: 546 “Every time I come to the Humanities…

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