September 14, 2008

Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza

Stadium plaza to honor all 11 state tribes

University of Minnesota officials are to announce today the plaza's design, including 18-foot "sky markers" with tribal flags and crests.Each of the state's 11 American Indian tribes will be represented outside of the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Today, the school is expected to announce the design for the Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza, the area leading to the main gate of the new campus football stadium.

The plaza, which was made possible after the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community gave the largest single private gift to the U Athletic Department, will feature 11 "sky markers," one for each of the tribal nations in the state.

Each 18-foot sky marker will incorporate a tribal flag, crest and educational information.

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