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2010 Minnesota American Indian Month Kickoff Parade and Celebration Friday, April 30th 9 AM

Minnesota American Indian month began as American Indian week in 1969 as a way to educate the broader community about American Indian people and cultures. More than 40 years later, south Minneapolis continues to be an important neighborhood in the urban American Indian community.

The 2010 Minnesota American Indian Month Kickoff celebrates the special role American Indians have played in south Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota.

Over 1,000 participants will be involved from around the metro, state, and region in the largest Indian Month celebration in the state.

The Banner Unveiling is of newly designed banners to be installed from Chicago Avenue to 16th Ave. The banners were a joint project between Native American Community Development Institute, Ventura Village, and Franklin Avenue Business Association.

9:00 AM Gather/Opening Ceremony

Cedar Field ”“ Little Earth of United Tribes, Cedar Ave. and 25th St.

10:00 AM Parade of Nations Community Walk

Cedar Field to Minneapolis American Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn

11:00 AM American Indian Cultural Corridor Banner Unveiling

E. Franklin Ave. and 11th St.

11:30 AM Veterans and Warriors Dedication

Minneapolis American Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn

12:00 PM Community Photo

Minneapolis American Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn

12:30 PM Feast/Live Music

Minneapolis American Indian Center/Wakiagun Lawn

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