American Indian Museum Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,791
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Preservation
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1st Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4 (b) (3) Parternships
Appropriation Language

$2,060,000 the first year and $2,140,000 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.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$81,791
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,000
Direct expenses
$81,791
Administration costs
$8,396
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.80
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of students self-identified as diverse; 44% of students reported a very high knowledge of MN History after the program whereas 0% reported that before the program; 44% of students reported appreciation of their own history as very high before the program, 77% after the program. Very high knowledge of the preservation/retention of culture increased from 33% to 67%; An above average or very belief in the ability to pursue a graduate degree increased from 45% to 89%; Responses of very high interest in History increased from 22% to 87%;

Description of Funds
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Source of Additional Funds

Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

Recipient Board Members
Officers
Phyllis Rawls Goff, President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
William R. Stoeri, Immediate Past President
William D. Green, Vice President
Kirby M. Law, Treasurer

Executive Council
Eric Ahlness
Kurt BlueDog
Grant Davis
Phyllis Rawls Goff
Martha Kaemmer
Kirby M. Law
Dean M. Nelson
William R. Stoeri
Ben Vander Kooi
Kathleen Blatz
Barbara Burwell
D. Stephen Elliott
William D. Green
Dennis L. Lamkin
Monica Little
Peter Reis
Bo Thao-Urabe
Eleanor Winston
Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Michael Farnell
David R. Hakensen
Jean M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Peter Reyes, Jr.
Karen Wilson Thissen
Warren Zaccaro

Ex-Officio
Mark Dayton, Governor
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Project Overview
Partner: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council American Indian undergraduate students from across Minnesota participated in this unique summer educational experience. The students selected for this intensive 17-day residential program attended onsite presentations throughout Minnesota and experienced hands-on learning about the museum and archaeology fields 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 heritage.
Project Manager
First Name
MNHS
Last Name
Legacy
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3105