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Tribes criticized Minnesota's old state seal as racist. The new one includes Dakota language.

Minnesota's state flag and seal have drawn criticism for decades because of their controversial depiction of Native Americans.

Soon, the state seal will feature the Dakota language.

Members of the State Emblems Redesign Commission adopted changes to their chosen state seal design this week and revealed the final product on Friday. A red-eyed loon poses on a Minnesota lake surrounded by pine trees, the North Star and sprigs of wild rice. Above the image are the words: "Mni Sóta Makoc̣e," Dakota for the "land where the waters reflect the sky."


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