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Pike Island . A Place with Potential. Introduction. An important place. Pike Island. Pike Island is located within Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, Minnesota Known as the Bdote area for the Dakota people At the meeting of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Past. History . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Pike Island

A Place with PotentialPike Island IntroductionAn important placePike IslandPike Island is located within Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MinnesotaKnown as the Bdote area for the Dakota peopleAt the meeting of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers

PastHistory Picture of Pike Islands Explanation of the Treaty of 1805Controversial areaAs part of the Bdote, Wita Tanka is a sacred place for the Dakota people. US acquired the land in 1805 Site of internment for the Dakota people during the Dakota War of 1862

PresentA recreational areaOne of the many trails on Pike IslandPart of Fort Snelling State ParkFull of walking and skiing trailsA popular get-away for people in the cityFloods every spring there are currently no permanent structures on Pike IslandNo current relationship with the Dakota people

Potential for the placePotential for InclusivityPotential for SustainabilitySacred place for the Dakota peopleBdote and Wita TankaImprove relationships with the Dakota people Symbolically importantMeeting of two riversObservational scienceClose to other science outlets such as the U of M and Science Museum

Pike IslandLocated near Fort Snelling Historical Site, within Fort Snelling State Park, and along the meeting of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.

Our ProjectField StationPike Island from the mainlandWe propose the building of a field station that will bring together western-based science and the native knowledge of our environment Partners from both sides of science working together to make the river healthier Programs centered out of our field stationMultiple motivations within sustainability and inclusivity

Our ProjectWe would consider building our field station in a location like this for several reasons:-already cleared -decent distance from the river-proximity to power lines

LocationWe would plan on putting the Field Station more in the middle of the island as to reduce our impact on the rivers nearby. As said before, there are already cleared areas that would be perfect for this project.

The Field StationFloating field station to deal with floodingResources to study vegetation, wildlife, and water quality. Transparent ceiling in one room for astronomy.Educational room or visitor center our program addresses inclusivityAlaskan Native Knowledge NetworkEducational opportunities field trips encouraging kids to get involved in science, nature, history, etc.Volunteering and Internship Use of social networkingGoing out into the community to get people involved in the riverInclusive of all of the science communities in our region- NPS, universities, NCED, high schools, etc. our program addresses sustainabilityActual station built out of environmentally-friendly materialsMeets the overall goal of working towards a sustainable riverEducate students to continue advocating for sustainability in the future IslandIn a land where, historically, western-based society has taken from the Dakota people, we can start to establish a truly give-and-take relationship through science.In a society where history is often blurred and people may not be fully aware, we can help our community see the importance of inclusivity all while getting people involved in our natural environment.In a place where two rivers come together, we can bring together two different communities to work together for a greater goal.

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