“Why Treaties Matter” on campus


The “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit has made a stop at the RCTC campus in the Art Gallery and will be open to the public through July 15.

The traveling exhibit “explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in Minnesota. Through a video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, learn how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

The exhibit will be open every day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. except July 3, 4, 5, and 12, when it will be closed.


Darlene St. Clair

On Tuesday, July 7, Darlene St. Clair will give a talk entitled “Maḳoce kin de Teuƞḣiƞdapi: We Cherish This Land” in Hill Theatre at 7 p.m.St. Clair is an Associate Professor at St. Cloud State University where she teaches American Indian Studies and directs the Multicultural Resource Center. The Gallery will be open that evening and refreshments provided.


Jim Jones

On Tuesday, July 14, Jim Jones will give a talk entitled “Tribes, Connections, and Treaties” in Hill Theatre at 7 p.m.

Jim L. Jones, Jr. is the Cultural Resource Director for the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council.

You can learn more about the exhibit and how it was formed here.

This tour is made possible by a partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

One Comment on ““Why Treaties Matter” on campus

  1. WOW! this is fantastic. The LIFE program has presented numerous classes on the Native Americans and we have developed a following of great interest.
    I will be out to view the exhibit and attend the lectures.
    Thank you for bringing this exhibit to RCTC


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