Niimi'idiwag (They Dance) - Opening Ceremony


March 16, 2022

The Bemidji Public Library and Beltrami County Historical Society are honoured to present the exhibit and program series Niimi'idiwag (They Dance), an exploration of the history of the Anishinaabe powwow. Join us as we welcome Darrell Kingbird, the Eagle Clan Drum Group, and special guest Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice Ann McKeig for the opening ceremony of Niimi'idiwag (They Dance) Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Beltrami History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, at 6.00 p.m.

Natives of Ponomah and the Red Lake Nation, Mr Kingbird and the Eagle Clan Drum Group will perform a ceremony to mark the opening of the exhibit Niimi'idiwag (They Dance) a collaboration between the Bemidji Public Library and the Beltrami County Historical Society. This series of exhibits and presentations will explore the history and traditions of the Anishinaabe powwow, its music, regalia, dance, and craft. Join us as we welcome Darrell Kingbird and the Eagle Clan Drum Group, Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

The Bemidji Public Library is committed to providing the community with informational resources to enrich their lives. The library is open from 9/7 Monday through Thursday and 9/5 Friday and Saturday and provides a wide range of services to its patrons including WIFI, fax, printing, copying and our new legal kiosk. This program, and many others, is made possible through the Minnesota Legacy Amendment that supports the arts, culture, and heritage of Minnesota.

Beltrami County Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of the people, land, and stories of Beltrami County. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Historical Society operates a history museum, research service and archive, public programming, and more. For hours, resources, and upcoming events, please visit


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