A new cultural exhibit from the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe highlights the band’s heritage and deep connection to east central Minnesota.
The exhibit will be on display at the Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd., from Wednesday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 13.
Five interconnected banners detail the history of the Mille Lacs band from its arrival in what would become Minnesota, about 250 years ago, up to the present day.
The exhibit also explains the band’s sovereign government structure and the economic benefits that the band brings to the region.
“While the band is an important regional employer and community partner, many of our neighbors still don’t know that much about us,” said Jamie Edwards, the Mille Lacs band’s director of government affairs. “This exhibit seeks to change that.”
The show will travel to all 14 branches of East Central Regional Library. It can be seen on May 13 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. in Chisago City, and on May 27 at the North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St. in North Branch.
More information about the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe can be found at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia or at www.millelacsband.com.