Minnesota American Indian Month Events: Special Art Tours, Pow Wows, and More!

May is Minnesota American Indian Month, and we will publish some of ideas for ways you can participate. For more events, check out the 2015 American Indian Month in Minnesota Facebook Page.

New Exhibit, Special Tours, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Native American guides will lead a series of free art tours at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MAI) in May. These tours, called “Anishinaabe to Zapotec: Native Arts of the Americas” are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 2 p.m.
  • Sundays May 17, 24 and 31 at 2 p.m.

Also, a new exhibition will open May 9 in Gallery 225 titled: Arriving At Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists of Our Great Lakes. The exhibit will feature major works of art from eleven contemporary Native artists of the Upper Midwest.

Pow Wow for Hope

The American Indian Cancer Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Pow Wow for Hope: “Dancing for Live, Love & Hope: on Saturday, May 2, at Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Rd, Minneapolis. Admission is free (donations taken at the door) and open to the public. According to the Foundation, “cancer kills more American Indian people in Minnesota than any other disease. More than heart disease. More than diabetes.” For the schedule and other information, follow this Pow Wow for Hope link.

Kick-Off Event on May 1

The Native American Community Development Institute is sponsoring an American Indian Month kick-off event on Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Cedar Field/Little Earth, at Cedar Avenue and East 25th Street in Minneapolis. It will include:

  • Opening Ceremony, 10 a.m.
  • Parade of Nations, 10:30 a.m.
  • Community Speakers, 11:30 a.m.
  • Round Dance, 11:45 a.m.
  • Community feast, noon



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