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Indigenous People's Day Celebration is October 12


Grand Rapids, Minn. – The City of Grand Rapids and the Human Rights Commission invite the community to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on October 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in downtown Grand Rapids.

The event includes a mini powwow with music, dance, drums, food, and art. There is no charge and everyone is invited. Community groups from across Itasca County and beyond will be represented at the event.

The city is joining a growing number of communities around the United States to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. Grand Rapids City Council unanimously passed a resolution in December 2014 to recognize Indigenous People’s Day to “reflect on our history and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that the Anishinaabe (Chippewa and Ojibwe) the Dakota and other Indigenous Nations add to our city.”

The celebration will be held in the former Kremer’s parking lot at the SW corner of HWY 2 and 1st Avenue.

For more information about the City of Grand Rapids, call City Hall at 218-326-7600 or visit our website at


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