American Indian Museum Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,476
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,476
Direct expenses
$185,476
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.70
Project Overview

Partner: The Minnesota Humanities Center

American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in a unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive 3-week residential program attended classroom presentations and experienced hands-on learning about the museum field and other historical and cultural preservation organizations. The students also learned about various career paths and academic requirements for working in these types of organizations, both on and off reservations, as well as particular challenges faced by American Indian communities related to preserving tribal history.

Project Details
The Minnesota Humanities Center, Tribal Colleges and the Minnesota Historical Society will offer a new group of American Indian students from across Minnesota a unique educational experience this summer. The 15 students selected to participate in this intensive three-week residential program will attend classroom presentations and experience hands-on learning about the museum field and other historical and cultural preservation organizations. The students will learn about various career paths and academic requirements for working in these types of organizations, both on and off reservations, as well as particular challenges faced by American Indian communities related to preserving tribal history.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Chris
Last Name
Taylor
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3430