Indigenous Peoples Day Events in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul city councils have passed resolutions recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day and there are events planned for Monday, Oct. 12, in both cities to honor the day. Here is a list of events that you have come to our inbox:

Events sp0nsored by the City of Minneapolis, along with the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors and Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Sunrise ceremony
7:15 a.m. Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun, 3700 Thomas Ave. S. (The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board added the Dakota name “Bde Maka Ska” to the brown entry signs surrounding Lake Calhoun as a way to honor the Dakota people and educate the public about the Dakota name of the lake.)

Red Shawl Round Dance
9:00 a.m. American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.

Brunch catered by Powwow Grounds
9:30 a.m. American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.

Panel discussion
Moderator: Deanna Standing Cloud
Panelists: Sharon Day and Robert DesJarlait
10 a.m. American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave.

The Indigenous People’s Day Hip Hop Show
5-8:30 p.m. Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts-sponsored events

Mia is celebrating with a day dedicated to Native American art, both traditional and contemporary. Get hands-on in studio sessions, meet Native artists, and feel the rhythm with live drumming and dance performances.

Dance Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance
11:30, 12:30 & 2 p.m. Delight in vibrant and rhythmic dances from Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance.

Dance Yellowhouse Dancers
Noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m. Hoop dances tell stories through form and movement. Marvel at hoop dance performances from world championship-class hoop dancers from the Yellowhouse Dancers.

Interactive Performances Miskwa Desjarlait
Noon–3 p.m. Join artist and dancer Miskwa Desjarlait, and discover the stories and artistry behind Native dances.

Performance and Talk Talon Bazille Ducheneaux
1 p.m. Meet rapper and expression artist Talon ‘Bazille DX’ Ducheneaux and hear about his journey from the  Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, and Rosebud Reservations to the Ivy Leagues.

Art-making Symmetrical Style
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Compose a collage that’s simply striking, inspired by black and white Pueblo pottery. Design your own shapes, then flip them to create a symmetrical work of art.

Art-making Gold Pendants
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Craft a dazzling gold creation inspired by Mesoamerican ornaments.

Gallery Hunt Circle, Square, Everywhere
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Seek out your favorite shapes as you explore Native American art in Mia’s collection.

Preschool Tour Pattern
11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Go on an adventure exploring patterns in art of the Americas, with a tour designed especially for little ones.

Art Cart Americas
Noon–4 p.m. Get hands-on with objects representing Native cultures from the Arctic to South America with our great Native Collection in Focus Guides.

Tour From Anishinaabe to Zapotec: Art of the Americas
2 & 3:30 p.m. Take a family-friendly tour and explore art of the Indigenous Peoples from ancient times to the present.

Pangea World Theater

Celebrate Indigenous: 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 711 West Lake Street. $10 (more if you can, less if you can’t.) Oyate Hotanin (Voice of the People) is working to lead a movement for the next 500 years that supports a new era of art, healing and change. Join us and Artists: Raphael Szykowski, Kuna/Rappahannock Singer Songwriter; Delinda Oogie Pushetonequa, Meskwaki, Actor; Brandon Wilson, Dakota, Spoken Word; Isabella LaBlanc, Dakota, Actor; Sigwan Rendon, Anishinaabe, Poet; Mijajean Bjork Jourdain, Anishinaabe, Poet; Adrienne W. Zimiga, Oglala Lakota, Singer; Tom LaBlanc, Dakota Poet, host. Reception to follow.

City of St. Paul events

Saint Paul Indigenous Peoples Day
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, 11 Kellogg Blvd. E., Saint Paul

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration, American Indian Magnet School, 1075 3rd Street East, St. Paul, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Saint Paul Indian Education, American Indian Magnet, Harding High School and the Multicultural Resource Center are hosting a celebration at American Indian Magnet School. Performances and educational stations will be highlighted.

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