American Indian Education Day and Wacipi April 28
The 17th annual American Indian Education Day and Wacipi will be 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Osseo Junior High. Each year, this free event draws community members seeking to explore Native American heritage and culture through artisan exhibits, demonstrations, dance, and much more.
Attendees can also experience our continent’s native history by visiting with educators and community members seeking to educate youth about our continent’s indigenous people.
New this year, ISD 279 Native American students will guide guests through the “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations" exhibit. This traveling exhibit (in conjunction with the Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C) explores the relationship between American Indians and the United States government through land treaties in Minnesota. Osseo Area Schools was one of two districts in the state to win the competitive process to obtain the exhibit.
At the event, you can:
- Browse American Indian artisan exhibits
- Experience Native American contemporary dance
- Observe cultural and traditional demonstrations
- Celebrate local American Indian graduating seniors
- Network with community members and educators passionate about American Indian culture
The event is free and open to the public.
Information provided by the Osseo School District.