Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day


Monday, October 10 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrate with resources from your Hennepin County Library.

Library events

Mezinibii'igejig Wenjibaawaad Odaawaa Zaaga'iganiing: Artists Who Come from Lac Courte Oreilles

A new exhibit at the Cargill Gallery centers on the clan relationships and stories of the Lac Courte Oreilles people, one band of the Ojibwe nation, who reside throughout the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coast. With a focus on the Woodlands style, artists create visual representations of Ojibwe cultural knowledge. The exhibit is on display from October 6-November 27, located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library.

Join the artists for an opening reception on Saturday, October 8, 1-3 p.m. or an art reception on Saturday, November 12


Available from October 5-11 on Dial-a-Story for Adults (612-543-8851) will be Thomas King’s “Borders” from Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land."

Indigenous Peoples Day Film Festival

Join us on Monday, October 10 at Minneapolis Central Library’s Pohlad Hall for a series of movies featuring Native filmmakers.

See the film festival event listing for the full schedule of showings

Star Turtle: A musical adventure into the Cherokee language 

How can you help keep alive an endangered Indigenous language? Join Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for a musical adventure with Turtle and Wabbit into the Cherokee language. Dagsi Turtle and Jisdu Wabbit are traveling through time and space on a quest to help Grandmother Turtle. Sing along and you, too, can help fuel their Turtleship to bring the Cherokee language into the future. 

This live performance is recommended for ages 4+. 

Attend a performance 

  • Franklin: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:30-5 p.m. 
  • Plymouth: Saturday, Oct. 15, 11-11:30 a.m. 
  • Eden Prairie, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2:30-3 p.m.
  • Hosmer: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-2:30 p.m. 
  • Washburn: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2:30-3 p.m. 

See the Star Turtle event listings for more information

Program funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Book lists

Discover books for all ages written by Minnesota’s Indigenous authors. 

Film list

Watch movies and television shows featuring Native actors, directors and contemporary topics.