May is American Indian Month

American Indian youth and community leaders will gather at the Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda on Friday, May 8 to celebrate American Indian Future Leaders Day.

American Indian Future Leaders Day
Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.
Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda
350 South 5th Street

American Indian youth will speak about what motivates them to achieve and excel, while community leaders will exhort the youth and speak out on why leadership from within is an essential component for the growth of the American Indian Community. There will be a drum group, art exhibit and a number of speakers will also participate.

Drummers welcomed visitors to the American Indian Month kick-off event at
the City Hall Rotunda on Friday, May 1

Earlier this month, members and leaders of the American Indian community gathered at Minneapolis City Hall on Friday, May 1 to kick-off American Indian month in Minnesota. About 200 members of the community and friends were welcomed by Minneapolis City Council Member Robert Lilligren and others tribal leaders who spoke about gains made by the community and what to look forward to in years to come. The theme for the 2009 American Indian Month is Minnesota is The Next 150 – Making Relatives.

After the kick-off event, visitors joined tribal leaders in a Celebration Walk from City Hall to the American Indian Center at 1530 E. Franklin Ave., where a welcome celebration awaited the guests and a feast of traditional food was served.

A bill.carter@minneapolismn.gov.

Published Apr. 28, 2009