We Are All Treaty People: The History of Treaties in Minnesota
October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
We Are All Treaty People: The History of Treaties in Minnesota Presented via Zoom
October 21 from 7pm-8:30pm
FREE – Donations Welcome – RSVP Required
Please note: Due to high demand we have reached capacity. However, if you RSVP you will be added to the event waitlist. If by 7:05, we are under 500 participants logged in, firstname.lastname@example.org will email you the zoom link to attend the event live. A recording of the event will be available on our website on Monday, October 26th at: https://mycche.org/learn/recorded-events/
This webinar will provide an overview of the histories and legacies of treaty-making in Minnesota. We will discuss the 16 treaties that specifically ceded land in Minnesota to the United States between 1837 and 1861, focusing, in particular, on the treaties that impacted Northern Minnesota. We will conclude the discussion by examining the legacies of these treaties, especially the (lack of) relationship many non-Indigenous Minnesotans have towards these treaties today.
George Dalbo & Joe Eggers, University of Minnesota
George Dalbo is a Ph.D. student in Social Studies Education at the University of Minnesota with research interests in genocide and human rights education. George is also a high school social studies teacher and has taught every grade from 5th-12th in public, charter, and independent schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as two years at an international school in Vienna, Austria.
Joe Eggers is the research and outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. Joe is a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Master of Liberal Studies program. His thesis explored the cultural genocide of indigenous people through the boarding school system and the discrepancies between the legal definition and Lemkin’s concept of genocide through analysis of American government assimilation policies towards Native Nations.
Programming fully funded by Cook County Higher Education.
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