• Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival

    October 6 & 7, 2018


    Indigenous Peoples' Day is a celebratory gathering that continues to honor the perseverance and culture of Indigenous people. In 2014, the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) worked with the Native American Urban community to campaign and won to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day in Minneapolis using community development, engagement, and organizing.


    All My Relations Gallery (AMRA), and NACDI is hosting an Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival to raise awareness, and provide education of Native American Arts.


    The festival’s focus is to provide the people of the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and beyond consistently high-quality exposure to Native American Arts. The festival will provide the public with education about American Indian history, culture, and contemporary experiences through the arts. Workshops will encourage artists to interact with attendees to create a broader understanding of Native communities.


    Saturday, October 6th: 11:00am - 7:30pm.

    Sunday, October 7th: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.


    The festival will take place on the American Indian Corridor on Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404.


    Expose Minnesotans, from diverse backgrounds to high-quality Native American art and culture through a meaningful art experience, while developing Native artists in building their professional careers with audience engagement skills with new festival audiences.

  • We invite all Indigenous people of Turtle Island who practice: studio, performing, digital, film, screen printing, experimental, and craft arts to apply for Indigenous Peoples' Day Festival market booths and Community Arts Tent.


    Please use google form as your first option to apply.

    Deadline to apply is August 31st!​


    Google Form Application




    Application PDF

    email to arts@nacdi.org and write "IPDF Artist Application" in the subject line.


    Questions: arts@nacdi.org

  • Sponsor

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  • Read About Volunteer Positions:

    Deadline to sign-up is August 31st!​

    Click here to sign-up!


    Set Up: Assist with putting up tents, tables, chairs and performance stages. Able to lift about 20-30 lbs


    Tear Down: Assist with breaking down tents, tables, chairs and performance stages. Able to lift 20-30 lbs


    Information Booth: Share maps, schedules, restroom locations, first aid kit location. Generally, provide festival information to the public! Position can be seated or standing.


    Survey: Ask individual participants questions about their experience and record them. Position requires standing, walking and being comfortable with confronting strangers.


    Art Market: Assist artists with artwork display set-up and transitional periods. Position requires some standing but can be seated for the majority.


    Interactive Art Activity: Set up art materials and help Artist with community participation/ engagement. Position requires standing and walking.


    Food: Assist in food preparation at the Volunteer food tent. Possibly serving plates, wiping down area, or cutting/ cooking food. Requires standing.


    Water: Make sure designated areas are always full of water/ cups for volunteers and the public. Position requires walking throughout the festival area.


    Deadline to sign-up is August 31st!

    Click here to sign-up!