Northrop Professor of the Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Brenda Child and daughter, Benay Child, are featured by MPR News as a part of their ChangeMakers series. Throughout November, MPR News is featuring Indigenous Minnesotans making history to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
This documentary explores the origins of the Jingle Dress Dance Tradition with Ojibwe historian Brenda J. Child, who also describes what the tradition means to dancers and Ojibwe people today, and how it has evolved to include modern protest movements such as Standing Rock and calls for racial justice.
Associate Professor Vicente Diaz was quoted in an article about Micronesian immigrants who have moved to a rural Minnesota town and how these newer residents are working to make their place in this community
Jingle dress dancers circle the Grand Casino Hinckley powwow grounds during the grand entry at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Powwow in June 2019 in Hinckley, Minn. This summer, most powwows are canceled, as COVID-19 continues its spread across the state.