Dakota homelands lecture
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair, associate professor of learning resources and visiting professor at the University of Minnesota.
Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair will present "Dakota People, Dakota Homelands" 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Miller Center auditorium.
St. Clair is a St. Cloud State associate professor of learning resources and former director of the Multicultural Resource Center, now serving as a visiting associate professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of American Indian Studies.
St. Clair's lecture about the Dakota people and their homelands coincides with the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War, which resulted in the death or exile from Minnesota of most of the Dakota people.
Today more than 170,000 Dakota people live in U.S. communities and reservations, principally in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Montana. Nine bands call Canada home, with most living in communities and reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
An enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community, St. Clair is Mdewakantonwan Dakota, one of four Dakota tribal divisions living in Minnesota in 1862.
- View "In the Footsteps of Little Crow," the Minneapolis Star Tribune's August 2012 series on the war and its causes and consequences
- View an Access Minnesota interview with St. Clair about the importance of remembering the war
For more information, contact Kyoko Kishimoto at 320-308-6476.
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