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  • Dakota Sacred Sites Tour (Spring 2014)

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    "We are living, learning, and working in a particular place with a long, fascinating, troubling, and frequently unknown story.

    One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities.

    How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places?

    How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places?

    This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home."

    --Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University)

    Please use this registration form for the for the tour:

    Friday, May 2, 2014
    Time: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway.
    Buses will leave by 3:00 PM
    128 Pleasant Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    **There will be some light walking on the day of the tour.

    To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jillian Rowan in the Circle of Indigenous Nations by phone at 612-624-0564 or email at, at least two weeks prior to the event.

    Registration Link

    April 15th, 2014
  • American Indian Studies Senior Presentations

    Come Join us and hear about our student's Senior Presentations!

    April 15th, 2014

    11:30-1:00 P.M
    322 Appleby Hall

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    April 15th, 2014
  • Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: American Indian Studies - Ojibwe Language

    the Department of American Indian Studies is looking to hire an Ojibwe Language Teaching Specialist.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic training in American Indian Studies or related field, or equivalent cultural or experiential background; teaching experience in relevant field, near native fluency of Ojibwe language. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Advanced or terminal degree, and five years of college level teaching or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants with familiarity with higher education teaching methods. Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body.

    Candidates with B.A. and M.A. degrees are appointed as teaching specialists; candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degrees are appointed as lecturers.

    Candidates will be assessed according to the overall quality of their academic, cultural or experiential background and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.

    This appointment begins August 25, 2014 and concludes May 24, 2015. Renewal of this appointment may be possible for second year, 2015/16.

    for more information on how to apply please go here

    March 26th, 2014

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