May 23, 2024

Cultural Competency Training with Prairie Island Indian Community

Join Art of the Rural & the Winona County Historical Society with Prairie Island tribal and community members for an introduction to Indigenous/American Indian culture, traditions, and language, including advocacy in social justice through land-based practices centered by a beautiful way of life. You will also learn about traditional ancestral knowledge passed intergenerationally.

We will be joined by Shelley Buck (Government Relations & Coalition Building), Nicky Buck (Land Management, Plant Relations, & Community Engagement), Jasmine Fiddler (Artist & Training Facilitator), Cole Taylor (Artist & Cultural Knowledge Keeper), and Barry Hand (Lakota/Dakota, Public Policy, & Tribal Governance).

"Even though our generation never caused the trauma from a shared history, it is up to us to learn about it, acknowledge it and move forward together as one nation, the human/two legged nation. We're all connected."

Art of the Rural is grateful to collaborate with the Honoring Dakota Project, Winona County Historical Society, Engage Winona, and The Cedar Tree Project in the Spillway initiative in Winona, Minnesota, a town located along the Mississippi River in Dakota homelands.

Through support for artists, culture bearers, artisans, and storytellers –alongside the local organizations that support them – Spillway works to create conditions for engaged projects that honor diverse lived experience, deepen regional relationships, and build rural-urban networks of knowledge-sharing and exchange that will create opportunities for artists, culture bearers, and artisans to thrive and connect with new colleagues and audiences.


12:00 - 4:00pm Central

Winona County History Center
160 Johnson St
Winona, MN 55987

Free to attend