Our Home Native Minnesota

Exhibit and Communication Media
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul – 2019

Our Home Native Minnesota shares the stories of the Dakota, Ojibwe, and people from other tribal nations who have dwelled on the land we know today as Minnesota for thousands of years and still live there today. The exhibit includes stories of survival, resilience, enduring presence, and deep connection to the land.

In addition to featuring a wide range of objects, it is also rich with multimedia. Experiences include introductions to both Dakota and Ojibwe homeland, a large projection in a central reflection space featuring landscapes, places, and traditions both past and present, a video kiosk with stories about the Dakota hymnal, and an interactive depicting Dakota and Ojibwe placenames throughout Minnesota narrated by students from the Bdote Learning Center. Multiple placenames are also projected with gobos on the floor throughout the exhibit.

Creative and Technical Direction, Media and System Design
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)