Dakota College at Bottineau gratefully acknowledges the Native Peoples on whose ancestral lands we sit. We praise the Anishinaabe and Assiniboine peoples, as well as the other sovereign nations of the northern plains whose lands encompass North Dakota today: The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.
Dakota College is proud that Native men and women have chosen to attend our college and enrich it with their knowledge and achievements.
In the spirit of collaboration, we reach out to our college and the regional community with programs and activities that demonstrate our commitment to the First Peoples of the northern plains.
- Annette Mennem, MSU Native American Center Director
- Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski, Professor of History and Native American Studies Coordinator
- Dr. Kathryn Hintz, Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Teacher Advisement and Field Placement
- Kayla O’Toole, Director of Distance Education, Dakota College Bottineau
- Dr. Dan Henry, Enrolled Member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
- Evelyn Klimpel, Enrolled Member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
- Alisha Deegan, Superintendent Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and Enrolled Member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
- Erik Holland, Curator of Education, State Historical Society of North Dakota
- Indian & Tribal Law: Treaties - University of Washington
- Library of Congress — While there is enough information about treaties with American Indian tribes to make up a separate research guide, there are several resources that can be helpful for those starting their research. The most helpful resource is likely the multivolume work Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler (a resource often colloquially referred to as Kappler's Indian Affairs or the Kappler Report), which contains laws and treaties relating to American Indians up to January 13, 1971. A free online copy of Kappler's Indian Affairs, digitized by Oklahoma State University, can be found on its Digital Collections website. Another important resource, particularly with regard to patrons doing their research using free online sites, is the National Indian Law Library (NILL) website. While primarily focused on digitized tribal laws and constitutions, NILL offers researchers a "How to Find Treaties " research guide and a "Tribal Law Gateway " that can be searched by tribe and by keyword. Some other websites with digitized American Indian treaties include Yale Law School's Avalon Project's "Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans " page (coverage: 1778-1868), and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's "American Indian Treaties Portal."