On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota…and a war began. This week marks the 50th anniversary of this historical conflict. A Clash of Cultures: The 1862 Dakota War is a production of ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota Communities. Join ampers stations across Minnesota for this 60 minute documentary and more.
Suzette Foroozan, president of Negrenses Oriental de Minnesota, called in to discuss the organization’s beginnings, mission, volunteer work, and how they’re helping connect recent immigrants to their new communities.