The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway is requesting proposals for a Dakota Content Specialist to fulfill requirements of a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.
There are presently 96 discovery sites listed on the www.mnrivervalley.com website. Approximately 35-40 of those sites connect to Dakota history or heritage. The Dakota Content Specialist will review those site descriptions and add to or revise the content to better reflect Dakota history, significance, and impact in the Valley. An overview will be created to discuss the Dakota Homeland and history. It is possible that a handful of new Dakota-related discovery sites may be identified and added to our site, too. Where appropriate, we will add quotes or translations in the Dakota language to directly reflect the impact and importance of the Dakota to our community.
The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway wishes to hire a Dakota Content Specialist to improve the content on the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway website (www.mnrivervalley.com) by accomplishing the following:
- Meet with the Byway Project Coordinator, Tribal Preservation Officers from the Upper Sioux Community and Lower Sioux Community, the Dakota History Elders/Advisors and Byway Alliance as needed.
- Review the 35-40 site descriptions that have connections to Dakota history or heritage on the mnrivervalley.com website. Add to or revise the content to better reflect Dakota history, significance, and impact in the Valley.
- Write a “Dakota Homeland” section for inclusion on the byway website.
- Include Dakota language and add Dakota place names where appropriate
The request for proposals is located here: DAKOTA CONTENT SPECIALIST RFP
The deadline for proposals will be September 13, 2016, 4:30 pm
Questions about this proposal should be directed to:
Kristi Fernholz, Byway Coordinator
320-289-1981 x 106