Color image of MCLA Board Members and Executive Director Henry Jimenez celebrate Minnesotanos Day at the Capitol, 2017.

MCLA Board Members and Executive Director Henry Jimenez

MCLA Board Members and Executive Director Henry Jimenez celebrate Minnesotanos Day at the Capitol, 2017.

Color image of MCLA staff visit Marshall, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, 2017.

MCLA listening session in Marshall

MCLA staff visit Marshall, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff (left to right): Violeta Hernández Espinosa, Eric Armacanqui, Rosa Tock, and Henry Jimenéz, 2017.

MCLA staff

MCLA staff (left to right): Violeta Hernández Espinosa, Eric Armacanqui, Rosa Tock, and Henry Jimenéz, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa testifies during the SF1585 hearing, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa

MCLA staff member Violeta Hernández Espinosa testifies during the SF1585 hearing, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

MCLA students and organizers with local officials and leaders, 2017.

MCLA students and organizers with local officials and leaders

Students, organizers, and local leaders meet with elected officials to discuss concerns pertinent to the Latina/o community, March 6, 2017 (this annual event is known as Minnesotanos Day at the State Capitol). Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Color image of MCLA staff visit Willmar, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, June 6, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

MCLA listening session in Willmar

MCLA staff visit Willmar, Minnesota, for a listening session with residents, June 6, 2017. Used with the permission of the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

The Spanish Speaking Affairs Council, later renamed the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, was established in 1978 to serve as a liaison between the state government and the Chicana/o and Latina/o community.

Color image of a Quilled coat, ca. 1851.

Quilled coat

This style of coat was popular with the Métis of the Red River Valley. This particular coat belonged to Alexander Ramsey and may have been brought back by him from an 1851 treaty signing. The coat is possibly Cree, Métis, or Ojibwe in origin.

Black and white photograph of a Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858.

1858 treaty delegation

Members of the Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858. Included in the delegation are members of the Métis community: Antoine (Joseph) Campbell (standing second from left), Thomas A Robertson (standing second from left), and Nathaniel Brown (standing at right).

Black and white photograph of Antoine Blanc Gingras, Métis Fur Trader and member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature, ca. 1855.

Antoine Blanc Gingras

Antoine Blanc Gingras, Métis Fur Trader and member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature, ca. 1855.

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