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Museum and Cultural Learning Center
In a joint effort between Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the Fond du Lac Reservation, a Museum and Cultural Learning Center is located at the intersection of Big Lake Road and University Road in Cloquet. The Museum and Cultural Learning Center is one component of the Veterans Memorial Park at the site.
The establishment of the Museum and Cultural Learning Center is a direct response to the 1990 American Indian Repatriation Bill, which urges the return of sacred ceremonial items to their tribes. The Museum and Cultural Learning Center houses, preserves, and displays artifacts returned to the tribe. Educational workshops and seminars are periodically conducted at the Museum.
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) of tribal colleges, in cooperation with the Log Homes Council and with the programmatic and technical assistance from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, put together a plan to secure a museum building for each tribal college. The Science Museum of Minnesota assisted in planning and production of the displays for the Fond du Lac Museum and Cultural Learning Center.