Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join with other south metro school districts to host the South of the River Powwow at Burnsville High School on May 20 to celebrate the community’s graduating American Indian students.
Organizers are still seeking sponsors, craft and informational vendors, volunteers, dancers (all styles) and two drums to participate. If you are interested, please contact Dominic Good Buffalo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-707-6283.
The powwow will be open to the public. Attendees will experience a day of dance, food and fellowship through a Native perspective. Ringing Shield Drum Group will be the host drum. Doors open at 11 a.m. The schedule will include first grand entry at 1 p.m., free feast at 5 p.m., second grand entry at 7 p.m., with the powwow concluding at 9 p.m. Interested persons can also follow the Powwow on Twitter at @SOTRpowwow.
It’s being organized by the South of the River American Indian Home School Liaison Committee, which includes District 191, Lakeville, Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage, Farmington and District 196, along with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Special thank you to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community for their support, including a donation of $500 to support the South of the River Powwow.