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Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
2w ago
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Episode 15 - Eric Buffalohead
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Eric Buffalohead (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma) moved to St. Louis Park in 1979 when he was in the eighth grade. He lived there until the mid-1990s, and later returned to the West Metro by purchasing a home in Plymouth in 2016. His three children attended Breck School in Golden Valley. In 2023, Eric is the chair of the American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous Studies department at Augsburg University. He is also the lead guitarist of Bluedog, a band he co-formed in 2001 that has been nominated for several Native American Music Awards. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have li ..read more
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Episode 14 - David Wilson
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
David Wilson (Dakota) lived in Golden Valley from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. He attended Meadowbrook Elementary School and graduated from Golden Valley High School. David’s grandmother lived on Medicine Lake, and he remembers the area as being open and beautiful prior to development. David is a musician and has also worked in the construction industry. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have lived, worked, and played near Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ (Bassett Creek) for thousands of years. Through an oral history project, 15 Indigenous people share how they experience the watershed as pa ..read more
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Episode 13 - Sydney Beane
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Sydney Beane (Dakota) moved to Minnesota and purchased a home in Plymouth in 2003. In the 1970s, he was trained as a community organizer through a Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship. He has since served in many roles, including as co-founder of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), Chair of the Board for Little Earth, and an advocate for recognizing Indigenous place names. Sydney is a lifelong educator as well as a filmmaker, historian, and documentarian. In 2023, he was honored with The Frank Blythe Award in Media Excellence for his work. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indi ..read more
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Episode 12 - Debbi Kinaka-Williams
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Debbi Kinaka-Williams (Anishinaabe) moved to Plymouth in the early 1980s and then purchased a home in Crystal, where she lived for 22 years. She chose the area specifically so her children could attend the Robbinsdale School District and enjoy the Robbinsdale American Indian Education Program. Debbi started the Robbinsdale drum and dance group and managed it for 9 years. Debbi is also an artist and a teacher. She helped to secure culturally appropriate curriculum and books for Indigenous students. She also advocated for starting the American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University ..read more
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Episode 11 - Ben Blackhawk
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Ben Blackhawk (Ho-Chunk) moved to Crystal in 1970. As a child, he traveled to powwows across the Midwest, including at his home reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska. Ben worked for 17 years as a high school math teacher at Providence Academy in Plymouth. While there, he also directed the choir, coached the math team, and assisted with track and field. Ben earned a B.A. in Math and Music Education from St. Olaf College. In 2023, Ben lives in Crystal and teaches math and music at Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have lived, worked, and pla ..read more
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Episode 10 - Bradley Blackhawk
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Bradley Blackhawk (Ho-Chunk) grew up in Crystal and attended high school in New Hope. In the 1970s, he enjoyed fishing on Medicine Lake and canoeing and trapping on the creek. He worked for the City of Minneapolis for more than 30 years, where he specialized in utility connections. Bradley shares his traditional knowledge through American Indian Education Programs across the Twin Cities. He has been a male dance instructor with Osseo School District 279 for more than a decade. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have lived, worked, and played near Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ (Bassett Creek) f ..read more
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Episode 9 - Tawnya Stewart
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Tawnya Stewart (Anishinaabe and African American) grew up in Robbinsdale and Crystal in the 1970s. She earned an Executive MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications. She also received a degree in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago. Tawnya has worked for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures since 2016, where she is the Chief of People and Culture. In 2023, Tawnya lives in Golden Valley and advocates for social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people ha ..read more
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Episode 7 - Cathee Vick
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Cathee Vick (Anishinaabe and Dakota) grew up just blocks from the creek in Crystal during the 1960s. She has excelled as a Housing Advocacy Program Manager for Little Earth Residents Association. She is also an independent contractor and provides American Indian housing training across the nation. Cathee serves her community through her outstanding knowledge and skills in American Indian housing, employment, and real estate laws. In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have lived, worked, and played near Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ (Bassett Creek) for thousands of years. Through an oral history p ..read more
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Episode 6 - Grant Two Bulls
Haha Wakpadan / Bassett Creek Oral History Project
by Hennepin History Museum
6M ago
Grant Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota) attended Breck School in Golden Valley. As a high school senior, Grant won the 2015 regional competition of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society for his work measuring the ecological impact of a Mdewakanton village on Bde Maka Ska. In 2023, Grant serves as co-president of the Native American Law Students Association at Georgetown University, where he continues to do outstanding work.  In Mni Sóta Makoce (Minnesota), Indigenous people have lived, worked, and played near Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ (Bassett Creek) for thousands of years. Through an oral his ..read more
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