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Why the History of Treaties Matters (Panel)

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)

From late March through late April, in partnership with the Lower Phalen Creek Project and our Dakota neighbors, the East Side Freedom Library is hosting the exhibit WHY TREATIES MATTER, developed by the Minnesota Humanities Center. We are organizing a series of programs to provide context and opportunities to discuss the significance of this history to our present and future. Please visit to learn more about upcoming events.

On Sunday, March 31, Lakota language teacher and Native American History teacher, Barry Frantum, will facilitate a panel of Dakota and Anishinabe youth in a conversation about their views of this history and its significance. Youth who will speak on the panel: Nolan Berglund, 17, Northern Cheyenne and Oglala Lakota; Miiskogihmiiwan Poupart-Chapman, 17, Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe; Alyssa Parkhurt, 18, Red Lake Nation; Jada Aljubailah, 18, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe; Summer DuMarce, 21, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota; Rueben Kitto-Stately, Ojibwe and Dakota. Please join them in the discussion.

Free and open to all and 651-230-3294