Mankato’s Indigenous People’s Day Committee is hosting a weekend full of events October 6-10th. This year’s theme is “Keeping Indigenous History: Growing our Seeds.” 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

Thurs Oct 6, 2022

Film showing at MSU Campus – Ostrander Auditorium – 4:00pm to 6:00pm –

  • Film Showing: Gather

 

Fri Oct 7, 2022

“Food and a Band” at The HUB Food Park – 4:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Main band – Bluedog Blues Band

  • Drum group and dancers – Upstream Singers

  • Food trucks

  • Vendors – Local, Indigenous

*bring chair or blanket

 

Saturday Oct 8, 2022

Film showing at Blue Earth County Historical Society – 1:00pm

  • Film Showing: Gather

 

Sunday Oct 9, 2022

Film showing at Blue Earth County Historical Society – 2:00pm

  • Film Showing: Gather

 

Monday Oct 10, 2022

Indigenous People’s Day Keynote Speaker – Ostrander Auditorium – 7:00pm-8:30pm

  • Diane Wilson, Author “The Seedkeeper”

  • Community Read: “The Seedkeeper” by Diane Wilson

    • Community Discussion Talks

    • 9/17 – 10:30am at Blue Earth County Historical Society

    • 9/24 – 10:30am at Blue Earth County Library

Since 2018, the city of Mankato has recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. For more information, contact the committee via their Facebook page or call Megan Heutmaker at 651-491-1122.