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History of American Racism and How it Affects us as People.
David Larsen spoke at UMD on Thursday, March 13, in the Weber Music Hall.
David Larsen is a Dakota educator and elder, former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Community, Tribal Historian, and descendant of Chief Wapasha (Wabasha). He spoke of the burial of century-old remains of American Indians, the 1979 Congressional American Indian Religious Freedom Act, the effect of boarding schools on American Indian culture and of lies still being taught in American schools today. His words added the Native voice to understanding of Minnesota and American history. He brought the spirituality of the Dakota into his presentation, and emphasized today's struggle in the Dakota community to preserve Dakota language and culture.
The clip begins with part of a drum song by the Duluth
709 Drum Group, led by Terry Goodsky.
American Indians in Minnesota Committee
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