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To draft a Historic Context Study and integrate the study with the city's comprehensive plan.
To hire qualified professionals to produce a manuscript commemorating the 50th anniversary of ALLY People Solutions.
To document in 10 interviews the history of immigrant businesses along University Avenue in St. Paul
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send one person to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis
To send two people to the American Association of Museums annual meeting and conference, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Minneapolis.
Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.
To hire a qualified consultant to develop an exhibit on the history of the American Indian in Olmsted County.
To unify, appraise, and arrange 1,000 lineal feet of historical records of the American Indian Movement under the direction of a qualified archivist.
American Indian Museum Fellowship | $185,476 |
2012
2013
American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in a unique summer educational experience.
Partners: Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduat...
Partner: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive 17-day residential program attended onsite presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields and other historical and cultural preservation organizations. The students also learned about various career paths and academic requirements for working in these types of organizations, both on and off reservations, as well as particular challenges faced by American Indian communities related to preserving tribal heritage.
American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique intensive 17-day residential program. The students attended on-site presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields and other historical and cultural preservation organizations. Students also learned about various career paths and academic requirements for working in these types of organizations, both on and off reservations, as well as challenges American Indian communities face related to preserving tribal heritage.
American Indian Outreach | $70,000 | 2016
The MNHS permanent collection includes more than 6,500 objects related to American Indian culture and history. MNHS takes seriously its responsibility to provide stewardship of these items, in accordance with federal law (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and our own collections management policy (Culturally Sensitive Objects Policy). For example, in August 2015, MNHS completed a six- to-nine month repatriation of 54 objects to the Bois Forte community in northern Minnesota. In FY15, MNHS began a series of outreach visits to Ojibwe bands in Minnesota to deepen meaningful consultation and strengthen appropriate stewardship of MNHS's culturally sensitive material. Past visits have included Mille Lacs, Leech Lake, and Grand Portage. In FY16, this effort will continue with visits to Fond du Lac and Red Lake. MNHS believes that meaningful partnerships with tribal communities are the key to successful stewardship. In FY16, collections staff has continued to partner with American Indian communities in a number of significant ways, including providing access to collections at the History Center, as well as in communities throughout the state. Outreach efforts include engaging colleagues and community members through participation in a regional conference, the Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers Regional Institute, supporting indigenous nonprofit organizations (like Twin Cities Native Lacrosse) and facilitating tours for artists, researchers, students, educators, and interested community members. Two highlights this fiscal year include the display of historic and contemporary native material culture at the Owamni/Falling Waters Festival
American Indian Outreach | $50,000 | 2017
The MNHS permanent collection includes more than 6,500 objects related to American Indian culture and history. MNHS provides responsible stewardship of these items, in accordance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and industry standards for collections management. Meaningful partnerships with tribal communities are the key to successful stewardship. In FY16, MNHS continued collections outreach programming by partnering with Dakota tribes and Ojibwe bands throughout the state and beyond. At the History Center and in Native communities, MNHS engaged colleagues and community members through participation in regional and national conferences; supporting and partnering with indigenous nonprofit organizations, like the Native American Community Development Institute; and facilitating tours for artists, researchers, students, educators and interested community members. In FY16, collections staff once again displayed historic and contemporary native material culture at the Owamni/Falling Waters Festival--held annually at Father Hennepin Park in Minneapolis. Additionally, MNHS worked to facilitate a visit from White Earth Tribal & Community College faculty and students to study collections at the History Center. Staff also brought collections to White Earth to display at the college and the Reservation Tribal Center. MNHS also provided hands-on training at the History Center for staff members of Sisseton Wahpeton College in acquisition and cataloging processing, safe artifact handling and display, and archival artifact storage techniques. Plans continue for additional collections-based events in Mille Lacs, the Lower Sioux Indian Community and with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.
American Indian Publishing | $106,892 | 2014
The Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books relating to American Indian history to help p...
American Indian Roundtable | $39,992 | 2014
The Minnesota Historical Society was host to an American Indian Roundtable in spring 2014 for all tr...

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