We're on a Mission...

to preserve the rich history of the Dakota and their relationship with early Minnesota settlers and Christian missionaries, and to explore contrasting cultural and religious viewpoints.

John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Concert and Ice Cream Social

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The Sousa Band is a free concert featuring volunteer musicians in period costume from all over the Twin Cities. It recaptures the spirit of bands at the turn of the 20th century. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy some delicious ice cream.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

The Land Through Lakota Eyes

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Join Cante Suta (Francis Bettelyoun), Coordinator for the Native American Medicine Gardens at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, for a walk through the native prairie that is being restored in Pond-Dakota Mission Park.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Dakota Language Camp

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Learn the Dakota language through traditional Dakota games, crafts, songs, dancing, and foods. The camp, a joint venture of Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Dakota Language Department of the University of Minnesota, welcomes both Dakota and non-Dakota children and their families.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.


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