American Indian Month Kick-Off Event Includes a Parade, Mask Making and a Feast!

The May 1 American Indian kick-off event includes a parade, an art festival, and a feast.

Here is how you can join in the fun and build community!

  • 9 a.m. Kick-off Breakfast at Cedar Field Park, 2500 Cedar Ave. S. Deanna Standing Cloud and Rhiana Yazzie will Emcee the event. Red Bone will be the host drum.
  • 10:45 a.m. A parade (with floats!) will start and wind its way down East 25th Street to Chicago Avenue, Chicago to Franklin Avenue, then east to the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
  • Noon: Community feast at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave.
  • 1 p.m. Art Festival: Includes a mask making workshop at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin, bring-your-own t-shirt screen printing, and community found object sculpture making!