February 24, 2024

Honoring Dakota Project Community Conversation & Meal

Along with our friends at the Winona County Historical Society, we are honored to cohost a Community Conversation & Meal with the Honoring Dakota Project. The Honoring Dakota Project is a nonprofit organization bridging the communities of Prairie Island Indian Community and Red Wing. Through community conversations and events, they provide education to learn our shared stories, bridge our communities, and create a space for healing.

The Honoring Dakota Project team is honored to share information about their comprehensive initiative to recognize and celebrate the rich Dakota culture and history. The audience will learn more about the concept of Mitakuye Owasin, which translates to "we are all related" in the Dakota language, the importance of being Dakota-led, and how their consistent community engagements ensured ongoing community involvement and impact.  Leave inspired to learn more and to get involved with the continued efforts of honoring and preserving Dakota culture and heritage.

Learn More about the Honoring Dakota Project

The Honoring Dakota Project (HDP) is a process of community conversations and events that provide education to discover our shared stories, bridge our communities, and create a space for healing. It invites the broader Red Wing and Prairie Island communities to embrace a fundamental Dakota understanding: “Mitakuye Owasin” - We are all related. It is a rare and precious opportunity to practice proper representation and inclusion - two communities within a larger community working to address and repair personal, interpersonal, and historical trauma. Learn more on the HDP website, and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

About Art of the Rural & Spillway

Art of the Rural is honored to collaborate with the Honoring Dakota Project as a Spillway Fellow. Spillway is a long term, collaborative initiative grounded in the cultures, communities, and histories of the Upper Mississippi River region. We are grateful to work with the Honoring Dakota Project, Winona County Historical Society, Engage Winona, and The Cedar Tree Project 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 the 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.

We are also grateful for the support of the Chicago Community Foundation.



11:00am - 2:00pm CST

Winona County History Center
160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987