Partners: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Status: Planning Phase
The public art project is part of the development of Water Work’s Park, on the Mississippi River and next to Owámniyomni (St. Anthony Falls). Planning began in 2020 and an artist was selected. In 2022, the City paused the project after receiving a complaint. From January to March, 2023, LeMoine LaPointe facilitated 13 hours of community conversations. LaPointe is a Sicangu Lakota elder.
Participants included people with these Dakota tribal affiliations:
- Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
- Flandreau Santee Tribe
- Spirit Lake Nations
- Individuals from the Mdewakanton communities of the Lower and Upper Sioux.
Other Indigenous people involved included people with the following tribal affiliations: