Minnesota Legacy Productions
Original local arts, history, and cultural programs and education services from Prairie Public are made possible with the support of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Watch a sampling of Prairie Public's Minnesota Legacy Productions
Wild Rice in the White Earth Reservation has sustained its people for thousands of years. Winona LaDuke, a ricer her entire life, takes us through the process of harvesting wild rice and what it means to the people of the White Earth Reservation.
Bruce Engebretson, Handweaver
Handweaver Bruce Engebretson of Osage, Minnesota has spent more than 30 years learning his craft and preserving the weaving techniques of the past from the people who had to use these skills. Working on spinning wheels and looms that are over 100 years old, Bruce shows us the skills he has learned that have been perfected through the ages.
Prairie Musicians: Annie Mack
Annie Mack was influenced by the rich Twin Cities music scene when she started her music career. Today her soulful blues sound has garnered attention from some of the top clubs, arts centers and rock venues in the Midwest.
About the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share. This amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, Article XI, Section 15 is commonly referred to as the Legacy Amendment. As a result of this vote, Prairie Public and other Minnesota public television stations are entrusted to support the overall goals of the Legacy Amendment and to help preserve Minnesota arts, history and cultural heritage, while making the content readily available to viewers like you.
We are excited to be able to provide you with quality legacy programming through local series and documentaries, while also featuring this legacy content online. If you have any questions about these or other local productions at Prairie Public, send us an email or write us at:
Prairie Public Broadcasting
Attn: Minnesota Legacy
207 North 5th Street
Fargo, ND 58102