Brooklyn Park is one of the most culturally rich areas in the Midwest with more than one-fifth of its residents having been born in other countries. The unexpected cultural richness is what makes Brooklyn Park a vibrant city.
One of our Brooklyn Park 2025 goals is United Community. Through this goal, we are striving to connect neighbors to understand and celebrate our unique cultures. We will also ensure our community’s activities, events and services are inclusive, multi-cultural and accessible.
Throughout the year, we will share different events with you, whether it’s through our Recreation and Parks department’s “Celebrate Brooklyn Park” series or through other avenues, to embrace our diverse community.
We want to learn more about your cultural community celebrations! If you’d like to share information about your favorite holidays or are hosting a community event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Indian Heritage Month
Native American Indian Heritage Month is recognized across the United States in November. It has been proclaimed nationally since 1990.
The drive for national recognition of Native American Indian contributions to the establishment and growth in the U.S. began with the 1915 annual Congress of the American Indian Association approving a plan to call for a day of observance. That same year, President Calvin Coolidge declared the second Saturday of each May as what was then known as American Indian Day.
The area known today as the State of Minnesota is located on ancestral and contemporary lands that have been called home by Indigenous Peoples going back 10,000 years. The state is home to several Tribal Nations. Along with the Dakota people and Anishinaabe people, the Ho-Chunk, Cheyenne, Oto, Iowa, Hidatsa, Arikara, A’aninin, Cree, Blackfeet, Assiniboine, and the Sac and Fox tribes acknowledge Minnesota as important to their tribal histories.
On Monday, November 8, Mayor Lisa Jacobson proclaimed November as Native American Indian Heritage Month in Brooklyn Park.
There will be an Indigenious Peoples Heritage Month celebration at Zanewood Recreation Center on Friday, November 19. Join us to celebrate and acknowledge the thriving heritage and culture of Indigenous People. Enjoy cultural performances, crafts and activity stations and learn about community resources!
Zanewood Recreation Center
7100 Zane Ave. N.
Friday, November 19
For more virtual discussions, galleries and webinars, visit the National Native American Month website.