Indigenous People's Day Festival & Celebration
Indigenous Peoples Day is a celebratory gathering that continues to honor the perseverance and cultures of Indigenous people. All My Relations Gallery (AMRA), and the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) hosted an Indigenous Peoples Day Festival on October 6 & 7, 2018 to raise awareness, and provide public education of Native American Arts.

The festival’s focus was to provide the people of the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and beyond consistently high-quality exposure to Native American Arts.

The Ordway was thrilled to support this important celebration and take part in Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on October 8, 2018 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Festival goers talked with Ordway staff about Twin Cities-based Native contemporary choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca) to learn about her new work Weave.

Plus, Rosy Simas Danse's Sam Mitchell (Yaqui) along with his son Max taught a movement workshop to experience choreography from Weave on Oct 6. Then on Oct 8 they led a line drawing exercise emphasizing movement using the body then finding shapes within.

In 2014, NACDI worked with the Native American Urban community to campaign and win to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in Minneapolis using community development, engagement, and organizing.
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