Giiwedinong Treaty Rights & Cultural Museum
Giiwedinong is the first Native independently owned Anishinaabe cultural museum in the state of Minnesota. Giiwedinong will be a destination location for all interested in the history of this land, and native agreements, treaties, and the waters. We will feature both historic exhibits and emerging artists for our youth, elders and communities. We want to provide the opportunity to see the world from an Anishinaabe worldview. This is a very historic area and a unique ecosystem of biodiversity. We want to talk about that history. We recognize that in order for art to be accessible, we need to bring it out into the community and provide space for art in our everyday lives and promote access internally (for our Anishinaabe people) and externally (as a tool for racial and social justice). We are interested in dialogue and education on these critical issues if the intersections of indigenous peoples, and the environment.
What you might learn from this museum: History, Treaties, Culture, Civil Rights, Constitutional Rights, Science and how change is made. The museum is intended to share these stories with you and allow us all to have these discussions. We recognize, uplift, and promote both emerging and established Anishinaabe artists in their diverse storytelling mediums.
Giiwedinong is led by a team of indigenous historians, artists and community members.