Indigenous Peoples Day 2016 – Twin Cities Celebration, October 8th – 10th

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2016 – Twin Cities Celebration, October 8th – 10th

October 8, 2016 - October 10, 2016

Join the City of Minneapolis and American Indian Community in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 10th. 

Since 2014, the City recognizes the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, marking and celebrating the significance of the American Indian and Indigenous community in Minneapolis, as well as the city’s history of American Indian activism. Along with the federal government, for many years Minneapolis recognized the day as Columbus Day.

SATURDAY, Oct. 8th
Sunrise Ceremony Kickoff
Led by Dorene Day, Oyate Hotanin and Indigenous Roots
Bii Gii Wiin Arbor (outdoor), 7 – 9 am

Pre-Powwow Brunch and Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli dancers
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 11 am – 12 pm
With Gatherings Cafe

Wakemup Productions Presents:
Smart Wars Powwow featuring the 1491s
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 12 – 4 pm

Installation on view by Richie Plass
@All My Relations Arts, All Day

SUNDAY, Oct. 9th
Indigenous Peoples Unity Fest
East Phillips Park, 12 – 4 pm

1491s Performances
All My Relations Arts
Show I, 5 – 6 pm, Seats are by $1 raffle tickets sold at powwow
Show II, 6 – 7 pm, $40 dollars a ticket

Native Cabaret from Oyate Hotanin
@Pangea World Theater, 7 pm

MONDAY, Oct. 10th
7 am – Sunrise Ceremony
@Mde Maka Ska, Led by LaPointe Family

10 am – “Water is Life” March
@ Indian Mounds Park, Led by Saint Paul Public Schools

12 pm – 3pm, Panel Discussion and Lunch
@MAIC, Led by MUID Community Group

3 – 5 pm, March, Concert and 10-Minute Play
Little Earth –> Minneapolis American Indian Center
Music by Red Fever, performance of Limmikin by New Native Theater
Led by youth and Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli/ Indigenous Roots

5:30 – 8 pm, American Indian OIC Gala
Invite Only @Double Tree Hotel in Saint Paul

6 – 9 pm, Indigenous People’s Day with the Sioux Chef
@Minnesota Historical Society

Miigwech, pidamaye, and thank you to Native American Community Development Institute – NACDI, All My Relations Arts, MUID Community Group, Wakemup Productions, 1491s @city of Minneapolis, Little Earth United Tribes, Saint Public School System, and Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli/ Indigenous Roots

For a list of events on Indigenous Peoples Day, visit the Facebook event page. 


October 8, 2016
October 10, 2016


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