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August 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Learning from Place: Bdote Tour & Professional Development Workshop – August 3 & 4, 2022

Facilitated by the Perpich Professional Development and Resource Programs team in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center


Music Educators –

Visual and Media Arts Educators –

Theater Educators –

Dance Educators –

Learning from Place: Bdote is an immersive experience that brings participants to sites of great significance to the Dakota people in the Twin Cities. This event addresses anchor standard #10 and is intended for arts educators who are currently teaching in a K-12 school. Participants will be split between four cohorts: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Attendance on both day one (the tour) and day two (the workshop) is required.

DAY ONE – AUGUST 3: (8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) – Experience the Learning from Place: Bdote Tour at Fort Snelling State Park and Indian Mounds Regional Park led by the Minnesota Humanities Center.

Meet at Fort Snelling State Park (101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul) at 8:00 a.m. In the morning session, participants will take a walking tour and learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories (many of which have often been left out of our state’s history). The afternoon session will take place at Indian Mounds Regional Park (10 Mounds Blvd, St. Paul).

Participants need to provide their own transportation, lunch, snacks, and beverages for the day. Also note: A park permit is required per vehicle when entering Fort Snelling State Park.

A tour guide sound system will be available so that everyone can hear the presenters clearly while practicing safe social distancing. When you check in, you will receive a small receiver for the day. Please bring your own headphones (regular jack, no blue tooth) if you have them; otherwise, we can provide you with disposable headphones. We will collect the receivers at the end of the day. Indoor bathrooms are available at both locations.

The tour will occur rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Wear sensible footwear for walking and a rain jacket or umbrella in case of rain.

DAY TWO – AUGUST 4: (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Meet at Perpich Center for Arts Education (6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley) at 9:00 a.m. Together we will reflect on the Bdote tour, and out of that, create resources in alignment with anchor standard #10 that you can use in your own teaching . An hour is planned for lunch on your own.


  • The cost of this workshop is $35 which covers the cost of two resource books. You will receive your books on day two of the workshop. Registration is not confirmed until payment is finalized.
  • You can make payment one of two ways: 1) Call Perpich at 763-279-4200 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F to pay via credit card, or 2) mail a check to Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422 (please reference Bdote someplace on your check).
  • All payments must received by July 27. Payment will not be accepted day of.
  • *No refunds will be made. All payments are final.*
  • If you can no longer attend the workshop, and cancel before Wednesday, July 27, you will still receive your two resource books. These must be picked up at Perpich Center.


  • The Bdote Tour & Professional Development Workshop is a 2-day event. Participants are expected to attend the full two days.
  • This workshop is intended for K-12 arts educators who are currently teaching.
  • **Space is limited and a waitlist will be started once spaces fill. If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please cancel by Wednesday, July 27 so someone from the waitlist may have an opportunity to attend.
  • A total of 10 CEUs are available for this experience—5 hours for the tour plus 5 hours for the workshop.
  • This workshop is hosted by the Perpich Center for Arts Education Professional Development & Resource Programs in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center.
  • Questions? Please email Lorene at