American Indian Resources

  • BDOTE Pilot Knob


    Justice is reclaiming our humanity by reclaiming our sacred earth–that earth is our homeland.

                Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan, Dakota artist and poet 

    Where do we live? What is the history of this place we call home? Learning about the indigenous people of this region, and teaching it to our students, is both a legal and ethical responsibility for Minnesota educators. The MRC has compiled the following resources to help you do that. Please contact us if you have questions or comments about anything presented here, or if you know of something not included that would be useful to other educators. Thank you!

  • Bdote Learning Experience

    Posted by Sheryl L. Kempf on 8/30/2016 11:00:00 AM



    Bdote Learning Experience

    The Bdote Learning Experience is a daylong field trip visiting sites in the Twin Cities that are culturally and historically significant to Dakota people. This absent narrative approach to local history is  based on the Bdote Memory Map.

    It is being offered to all SPPS fifth graders as part of the MN State Social Studies standard for US History, North America was populated by indigenous nations that had developed a wide range of social structures, political systems, and economic activities, and whose expansive trade networks extended across the continent. (Era: Before European Contact)

    Teachers are trained by taking the field trip, led by Dakota educators. Trips are held in the spring and fall. Priority is given to fifth grade teachrs, but when space is available the trip is free and open to all SPPS staff and community members.

    For digital teaching resources and more information about the Bdote trip click here.

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