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Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees Pow Wow

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

A sign from the Gathering for Our Children annual event.

This event is hosted by the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

This pow wow honors adoptees/formerly fostered individuals, birth relatives, foster parents, foster youth, adoptive parents and your children.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Adoptees, formerly fostered individuals and birth relatives are invited to gather in the auditorium on the second floor of the Indian Center for a meet and visit with other adoptees.

1:00 p.m. | Grand Entry

3:00 p.m. | Wablenica Ceremony – The Wablenica Song (Orphan Song) will be sung for those returning adoptee and fostered individuals and their families. A ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from family and heritage.

5:30 p.m. | Community Feast

7:00 p.m. | Grand Entry and honor song for youth who have experienced foster care.

8:00 p.m. | Honor song for foster and adoptive parents.

Dancers! Please come dance and welcome relatives back to the circle.

Sponsors: Hennepin County, Bois Forte Urban Office, First Nations Repatriation Institute, Department of Human Services

For directions, visit maicnet.org.


Saturday, November 3, 2018
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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All Nation’s Indian Church
1515 E 23rd St,
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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