"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota.
Comparing Native and White perspectives on treaty signing throws into sharp relief the divergent understandings, cultural differences, and foreclosed opportunities that characterized these encounters. This talk foregrounds Indigenous perspectives, specifically those of the Anishinabeg of Minnesota and Quebec, on treaty signing, economic activities, and the seasonal round.
Learning from Place: Bdote - visit sites of great significance to Dakota people. Participants will learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories that have often been left out of our state’s history. This event is offered in partnership with The Great Northern as part of its 2022 festival.