October 6 - 8

Indigenous People’s Day Festival & Celebration


Community Events & Programs, Master Classes & Workshops

Come celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with us over three days!

Ordway is thrilled to be a sponsor of Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)’s Indigenous People’s Day Festival on Sat, Oct 6th: 11:00am – 7:30pm and Sun, Oct 7th: 12:00pm – 5:00pm and the Indigenous People’s Day Celebration on Mon, Oct 8th: 7:15am – 7:00pm at American Indian Cultural Corridor, Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Visit us near Pow Wow Grounds to meet Twin Cities based Native contemporary choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca) to learn about engaging with the creation of her new work, Weave, being developed in collaboration with the O’Shaughnessy.

Then join Rosy Simas Danse Company member, Sam Mitchell (Yaqui), along with his son, Max Mitchell (both based in San Diego, California), who will co-teach and co-facilitate a mini workshop on Sat. Oct 6 at 1:40-2:40pm & 5:40-6:40pm in the Community Arts Tent near the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Rosy Simas will develop and share a choreographic score with Sam and Max. Then, the score will be shared with the community during an initial meet/greet/share event held on Indigenous Peoples Day weekend, October 6 and 7.

Designed to create a prosperous, multi generational, collaborative, choreographic dialogue between professional dancers, community dancers, children and adults, this event works to foster the diverse communities that exist within Minneapolis. By celebrating multi generations, we will share the threads of memories, stories and knowledge, weaving together elements of vitality, inventiveness and empathy for this workshop.

The work will continue to grow through continued conversations, check-ins and online rehearsals, culminating in a multi generational, procession on the Native Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue in June 2019. This community work in June 2019 is a part of the Weave project by Rosy Simas Danse.