The St. Louis County Historical Society, in partnership with 1854 Treaty Authority and the Depot, will present the fourth annual Native American Heritage Day on Saturday, Nov. 13. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot), 506 W. Michigan St.
November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month and this event celebrates local Ojibwe history, art, music and culture. It's organized with support and guidance from the American Indian Advisory Committee, AIAC, which includes members from the Fond du Lac, Bois Forte and Grand Portage bands.
The year's festivities will include a new society exhibit unveiling in the Fesler Galleries on pow wow regalia, past and present, and Round Lake traditions. There will also be food catered by Jim N Jo’s Katering of Cloquet.
Drum music by SugarBush and speakers Vern Zacher and Michele Hakala-Beeksma, both AIAC members and former presidents of the historical society, will also be featured.
Children’s activities during the day include drum building with Michael Gillespie, crafts by the 1854 Treaty Authority, a lacrosse demonstration with Jaylen Strong, and Ojibwe storytime with historical society museum assistant Abby Johnson.