Why Canoes: Capacious Vessels and Indigenous Futures of Minnesota's Peoples and Places
“Why Canoes: Capacious Vessels and Indigenous Futures of Minnesota's Peoples and Places” is open at Northrop's fourth-floor gallery exploring the interconnectedness between the Native Canoe Program, University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and members of three Indigenous communities around Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota). It also celebrates relationships with Dakota, Ojibwe, and Micronesian communities that have come together and found a common passion for sharing water traditions, while broadening the understanding of the waters that surround us through the resurgence and revitalization of canoe communities. The exhibit consists of interviews, images, physical objects, and interactive components for the public.
“Why Canoes?” was developed in coordination with a group of campus and community advisors, including representatives from the featured communities. The exhibit is co-presented by Northrop, the College of Design’s HSPH program, and the Institute for Advanced Study and funded by the U of M Imagine Fund and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The exhibit will be on display in the Northrop Gallery through 2021.
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