Indigenous Peoples Day Resources
Decolonizing Columbus: Transatlantic Perspectives on Statues and Anniversaries
University of Minnesota - Virtual Panel Discussion
Monday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies (RIGS) Initiative, Department of American Indian Studies, Department of Sociology, and Department of History.
Wakan Tipi Center Virtual Launch - Lower Phalen Creek Project
Monday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Wakan Tipi Center at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in Saint Paul will bring visibility to Native Peoples and bring authentic stories from the American Indian community to Saint Paul and the region. Building off of the success of our We Are Still Here MN Conference, we urge community members to participate in our Wakán Tipi Center Virtual Advocacy Day to help your state legislators understand how this project will help fill a gap in American Indian education in Minnesota, advance equity in bonding, and encourage people to honor and care for our natural places and the sacred sites and cultural value within them.
Dakota Language History and Revitalization
University of Minnesota - Lunch and Learn Presentation
Thursday, October 15 @ 12:00 pm
Led by: Šišókaduta Joe Bendickson, Teaching Specialist, American Indian Studies. Join us to learn about his efforts to spark new generations of Dakota language speakers.
Online Resources About Indigenous People's Day
Online Resources About Native People
Why Treaties Matter - Today, treaties continue to affirm the inherent sovereignty of American Indian nations. Tribal governments maintain nation-to-nation relationships with the United States government. Tribal nations manage lands, resources, and economies, protect people, and build more secure futures for generations to come. This comprehensive guide includes lessons designed for grades 6-12 that address tribal ssovereignty in Minnesota.
Google Folder of Related Content - Lessons, book suggestions, videos and other resources for educators and students
Minnesota Humanities Center - Educator resources on absent narratives, including Dakota and Ojibwe oral histories
Bdote Memory Map - Interactive site focused on local Dakota culture and history
Minnesota History Center - Dakota War resources, as well as many other historical documents available through search function
Native American Theater and Arts Resources for Educators - Minnesota Specific and National Resources
Public Display - Dakota Language
On display at the west end of Summit Avenue where it meets the River Road, by the memorial monument, there is not only a pretty view but also a set of posters about the Dakota people, the land and language, sponsored by the Lower Phalen Creek Project.
Ideas generated by teachers during a workshop week session on IPD…
(Note - these were created for classroom use, but may be modified for distance learniing)
- Create posters and other products to teach the school about IPD
- Hold a trial of Columbus
- Unpack the St. Paul resolution as a primary source
- Look at letters written from Columbus to the queen as primary sources
- Organize a classroom, grade level, department or school-wide celebration
- Hold a letter writing campaign to encourage other cities to recognize IPD
- Explore the question, “What is indigenous?”
- Examine Columbus Day/IPD from multiple perspectives
- Consider current naming issues: Lake Calhoun, Mt. McKinley, sports teams
Read historical accounts of Columbus from other perspectives, such as Howard Zinn’s "A Young People's History of the United States" and Ronald Takaki’s "A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America"