Indigenous History Before 1492

Time: Friday Dec 2, 2016, 6-8 pm

Location: Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Description: Indigenous issues are at the forefront for all humanity. In this discussion, we are going to emphasize the need to think of one’s own indigenous roots, as well as the stories of indigenous people that existed on this land before 1492.

We all came from somewhere, and the sooner we realize these attachments, the better off we’ll be. In other words: learn from the people who were here first, and learn from our own indigenous roots.

Indigenous history did not start in 1492, it started way before that period. In fact, events of 1492 were a terrible, horrible interruption. There were people on this land evolving in every way conceivable before Columbus came along.

The goal of the class is to get beyond the fry bread, casino gambling, pow wows, all the stuff that gets associated with indigenous humanity today, and to tell a different story. If we don’t have knowledge of a pre-Columbian past, then we don’t have a post-Columbian future.

This class is the first part of a pair of classes concerning Indigenous Peoples’ histories and contemporary movements.

The second class will be Friday December 16 at 6:00. More information about the second class to be announced soon.

For questions or more information, email Ray at or ExCo at