They were given the green light for the First Nations Sculpture Garden project in Halley Park. Now people involved are raising funds to build it.
On Friday night, the Board of Directors of the First Nations Sculpture garden met to explain the project to the community. this was also the first fundraiser for the project.
The Sculpture Garden will feature cast bronze portraits of honored men who span several generations of modern Lakota, Dakota and Nakota history.
"It will be a draw. It will be a place where people can learn and be introduced to these individuals," said Edward Valandra, a board member for the First Nations Sculpture Garden.
"We hope to educate the community over the years. And certainly we hope to educate our own children and grandchildren about who we are and what our history has meant to us," said Elizabeth Cook-Lynn.
Cook–Lynn says they hope to raise $100,000 by April.