Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Indigenous Peoples have made essential contributions to the history, culture, and economy of Minnesota. Today, we honor the experiences, resiliency, and rich legacy of Indigenous Peoples across the country. Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

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  • Mezinibii'igejig Wenjibaawaad Odaawaa Zaaga'iganiing: Artists Who Come from Lac Courte Oreilles
    • A new exhibit at the Cargill Gallery centers on the clan relationships and stories of the Lac Courte Oreilles people, one band of the Ojibwe nation, who reside throughout the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coast. With a focus on the Woodlands style, artists create visual representations of Ojibwe cultural knowledge. The exhibit is on display from October 6-November 27, located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library.
    • Join the artists for an opening reception on Saturday, October 8, 1-3 p.m. or an art reception on Saturday, November 12
  • The Owámni Falling Water Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8, along the Mississippi River. Owámni is what the Dakota called the area at St. Anthony Falls. It means "whirling or falling water" in the Dakota language. This free and family-friendly festival offers art, music, and food from local groups. Hands-on art activities will also be available.
  • Our Home: Native Minnesota is currently a featured exhibit at the History Center. This exhibit highlights Native communities in Minnesota, including the Dakota and Ojibwe, and shares their stories, enduring presence, and deep connection to the land.
  • In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, a series of movies featuring Native filmmakers will be screened at the Minneapolis Central Library. Find the full schedule of films here. Throughout the month, performances of Star Turtle, a musical look at the Cherokee language. Find times of performances and locations here.

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