Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration


We invite you to participate in our community’s upcoming Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on October 8th, 2018.


Indigenous Peoples Day (October 8th, 2018) is a celebratory gathering that continues to honor the perseverance, culture, and presence of Indigenous people. The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)’s role for Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration is to act as a fiscal agent, and to co-facilitate community organized activities on Indigenous Peoples Day October 8th.


2014 City of Minneapolis Resolution

“Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the City Council that the City of Minneapolis shall recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October.”



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Sunrise Ceremony

Thomas Beach, south side of the lake. 3700 Thomas Ave.

Ceremony beings approximately at 7:15 am when the sun begins to rise.

St. Paul Parade


The theme of this year’s parade is Empowerment. Floats, costumes, posters that reflect the theme of Empowerment is encouraged.

Line up at the American Indian Magnet School at 10 am, Step Off is 11 am, walk to Mounds Park.

Indigenous Games

From Noon-2pm there will be Makizin Games, Dakota and Ojibwe language bingo at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. 


Food from Chef Austin and Gatherings Café. Served from Noon-2pm provided by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. 

Minneapolis March

Gather at Cedar Field Park at 3pm. Step off is at 3:30pm. Walk down 25th to Bloomington to the Minneapolis Indian Center

Little Earth

Mosaic mural unveiling at 3 pm at Little Earth.


5 Chef tasting sponsored by Dream Of Wild Health. Dinner program begins at 4pm with a drum group and discussion of Indigenous Foods. From 4pm-6pm

Hennepin County Library- Franklin Ave.

The library will have their Native book collection pulled to the front. There will be miniature horses arriving at 3 pm for storytelling with Al Gross. Storytelling will be from 3:30-4:45. LaCrosse Expo will be in the front lawn of the library will be 5-6pm.

Mashkiikii Gitigan

The 24th Street Urban Farm Coalition will be providing tours of the medicine garden, Mashkiikii Gitigan, from 2pm-4pm.

Augsburg Film Screening

The Eagle and The Condor–From Standing Rock with Love

Location and Time

Augsburg University

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Reception 6:00-6:25

Virtual Introductions and Screening begins at 6:30

Discussion with Standing Rock participants follows

This event is free to the public

For parking directions visit: You will be parking in Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at Permits are limited in number.


Thank you 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day Sponsors!


Organizations supporting Indigenous Peoples Day:

AIM Interpretive Center
1113 E. Franklin Ave.
Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN 55404
The American Indian Movement Interpretive Center holds a legacy of millions of historical records, culture captured on media, radio archives, photographs and the testimony of living elders who want the story of the American Indian Movement told.

The American Indian Movement Interpretive Center holds a legacy of millions of historical records, culture captured on media, radio archives, photographs and the testimony of living elders who want the story of the American Indian Movement told. This permanent collection of the modern history of American Indians will be identified, collected, organized and preserved for the Minnesota public, especially our children. Document, records, media, photographs, posters, art and objects will be available and on display. Academic and other researchers will have access to original charter filings, nonprofit Articles of Incorporation, AIM Patrol jackets, minutes of the earliest AIM organizing meetings, photographs of victims of police beatings, and audio interviews with historic figures who are now deceased. AIM-founded organizations will be asked to consider sharing their historical records with the Interpretive Center. The records will yield an expanded history of the work of organizations that were envisioned by AIM, and took their own paths of development and service to the community.

All My Relations Arts
1414 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
All My Relations Arts honors and strengthens relationships between contemporary American Indian artists and the living influence of preceding generations, between artists and audiences of all ethnic backgrounds, and between art and the vitality of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.
Native American Community Development Institute
1414 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN
Our work is founded on the belief that all American Indian people have a place, purpose and a future strengthened by sustainable community development.
Franklin Library
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
(612) 543-6925
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