An official opening ceremony will be held Tuesday for "Why Treaties Matter," an exhibit at Mayo Clinic about the impact of Dakota and Ojibwe treaties on the development of Minnesota. The exhibit, which has actually been open to the public since July 16, consists of informational panels, videos and displays of Native American crafts and artifacts. The materials trace how Native Americans made treaties with European settlers, in particular in Minnesota, and explain how those treaties have ramifications even today. "This exhibit has several opportunities to drive conversation and dialog," said Sandra Burrowes, of Mayo's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. "People come out of here and say, 'I never knew what this history was.'"
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