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.
Postdoctoral fellow Meixi began her work this spring at the Department of American Indian Studies. As she learns more about Minnesota through the people and the landscape, she is excited for the opportunities to work within the community. Her work focuses on connecting with communities and designing educational systems that incorporate Indigenous knowledge in subjects like math and science.