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.