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Owámni Falling Water Festival

Owámni means “falling water” in the Dakota language. For the past 7 years, our partners at the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board have co-hosted a free and family-friendly event that celebrates Indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, and more. This year during the month of November, the Owamni Festival offers online opportunities for people to learn more about Dakhóta and other Indigenous cultures along the Mississippi River.
A cape by an unnamed Dakota artist

Cape, c.1840-1890. Dakhóta. Hide, Beads, Cotton, Silk. The Robert C. Winton Fund and gift of funds from Constance Kunin, 2007.102.1

Virtual Tour

Join Mia guide Marne Zafar as she offers this virtual tour of the Americas galleries.

Learn More

Learn something about Minnesota’s Dakota and Anishnaabe peoples, and the inter-relationships between spirit and nature, past and present. This virtual tour is part of the Owamni Festival, November 2020. Click here to visit the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Owámni Falling Water Festival page for more festival offerings.

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