Historical Society will hold noon lunch series on "Why treaties matter"The next Noontime Bag Lunch program is on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
By: Press release, Pine Journal
The Carlton County Historical Society announces a series of Wednesday programs at noon about the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” currently on view at the museum. The next Noontime Bag Lunch program is on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
The next program looks at traditional Ojibwe governance with headmen, councils of elders and spiritual leaders. It complements the exhibit which includes 20 free standing banners with text, historical and contemporary photographs and maps, and a 10-minute video titled, “A Day in the Life of the Minnesota Tribal Nations.” The CCHS museum has added an exhibit of regional Ojibwe artifacts to accompany this exhibit, which will be on view through December 15.
“Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. The project is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their bag lunch, refreshments and desserts will be served. Regular admission to the museum is $1.00 with children under 12 and CCHS members admitted at no charge. The CCHS museum is handicapped accessible. For questions call the CCHS at 218-879-1938.