We Are Here, exhibition of contemporary American Indian artists, opens August 3

Friday, August 3, marks the opening of a significant exhibit of contemporary Americna Indian artists.  The exhibit “DED Unk’unpi — We Are Here” is part of the statewide commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862

According to Dakota Artist and scholar Gwen Westerman Wiscuna, the phrase “DED Unk ‘unpi–We are Here” recalls the fact that “when the prisoners were hanged, they called out their names and said, “I am here.”

The exhibition is open August 3 – September 28 at the All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The Gallery is open Tues.–Fri. 11 a.m.–
6 p.m., Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.–3 p.m.)  Co-sponsors of the “We Are Here” exhibit are the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Gallery.

Opening Reception – August 3rd, 2012 5-8pm, light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

Details about the statewide commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 sponsored at the state level by the Minnesota Historical Society can be found at http://www.mnhs.org/library/tips/history_topics/94dakota.html.

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