Return to Headlines

District Indian Education program to host a night of storytelling Feb. 3

(01/06/2022) The Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education program is hosting a night of storytelling from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Blaine High School (BHS). Storytelling flyer

The event is open to all students, families and staff and will be held at the BHS auditorium.

Attendees will hear from storytellers Wakinyan and Thorne La Pointe, Hope Flanagan, Kitto, Neli McKay and Colin Wesaw.

Earlier this year, Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education hosted a drum and dance exhibition at Oak View Middle School to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The event featured Grass Dancing demonstrated by Zach Red Bear and Jingle Dress Dancing by Miiskogihmiiwan Poupart-Champan. Dances also introduced themselves and explained the meaning of their regalias. Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson also presented and shared stories about his style.

The drum group “Manidoo Gwiiwizens” spoke about their experience as drummers and about their mentors who got them into drumming before performing songs specific to each dance style. View photos from the drum and dance exhibition.

Anoka-Hennepin’s Indian Education program is designed to support the educational needs of American Indian students and encourages and inspires academic achievement, social and emotional development, and cultural awareness while also promoting cultural diversity between community, staff and students.