July 15, 2021

Our Logo – Meet Moira Villard

Meet Moira (Mee-Ree) Villiard, a dynamic visual artist and proficient in a variety of artistic genres. Working with Moira to create the logo for WASHMN was fascinating. Her graphics are so thoughtful and historic; perfect for narrative change work in Minnesota. Learn the story behind our logo.

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Support Teaching All of Minnesotas History

Despite a huge collaboration of all of the WASHMN Task force and allies in 2021, a legislation bill failed. In fact, all Native-related bills failed to pass. We will continue…

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July 7, 2021

Minnesota Council of Foundations and WASHMN Host Learning Series

Despite years of consistent growth in philanthropic dollars, the giving trend to Native organizations and Native causes continue to decline.

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July 5, 2021

Sovereignty and Tribal Governance

Sovereignty is the authority of an Indigenous nation, often through the form of a government, over its land, people, and the economy in both the present and the future.

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July 1, 2021

We Are Ancient and We Are Contemporary

There is a spiritual movement, a renaissance or awakening in our Native communities across the country, to reclaim lifeways that are the oldest on this continent. Reclaim, rename, revitalize, call…

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Education: The Critical Component to Narrative Change

We will spotlight the various educational efforts of Minnesota Native nations for young Native people to combat harmful lessons such as Manifest Destiny.

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June 1, 2021

Narrative Change Creates Visibility

In popular discourse in the United States, Native peoples continue to be misrepresented and erased. Stereotypes, unawareness, and inaccurate history remain the norm, all influencing how Native peoples are treated by media, schools, and government.

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May 1, 2021

A Look at Decolonizing the Curriculum in K-12

See Final project of a Master Class for teachers at U of M as they focus on Decolonization of Education in K-12 as it relates to Minnesota History. Patty Keratithamkul Scofield and Ashley Mathews

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Media’s Impact on History: With Ava Krocheski-Meyer

High school scholar and De La Salle Junior looks at history with a new lens. How did the media across the State in 1862 impact the history we know today? See why her work made it all the way to National History Day!

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