Robbinsdale Area Schools

Well-attended district powwow serves as springboard to American Indian Month

It’s an important time for Minnesota’s Indigenous peoples and the Robbinsdale Area Schools American Indian Education Program. 

On April 23, the district co-hosted its first traditional powwow in years at Armstrong High School, attracting more than 300 people. (See photos below.) The celebration featured singing and dancing, a feast, and a celebration of Native American student graduates. The powwow also served as the district’s launch pad to American Indian Month, which is recognized in Minnesota annually in May.

Around the Twin Cities area, a number of resources and events can help people celebrate and recognize American Indian Month, from powwows to Native artist and author events to Hennepin County Library reading lists.

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Hennepin County Library book lists

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On April 23, the district co-hosted its first traditional powwow in years at Armstrong High School, attracting more than 300 people. The celebration featured singing and dancing, a feast, and a celebration of Native American student graduates. The powwow also served as the district’s launch pad to American Indian Month, which is recognized in Minnesota annually in May.

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