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Honoring our Native Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 17, 2016
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
612.668.0227
Dirk.Tedmon@mpls.k12.mn.us 
 
 
Honoring our Native Families
 
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Public Schools is proud of our Native students, staff and families, and celebrates the rich, diverse Indigenous cultures within our schools and our community. To celebrate Native American Family Involvement Day on Nov. 17, MPS will be dishing up manoomin (wild rice) salad in all K-8 schools and hosting a variety of activities throughout the district.  
 
At Kenwood Elementary, students in kindergarten through fifth grade created beautiful artwork, which will be on display throughout the day today. In the evening, Kenwood will hold a family engagement barn dance and book fair. 
 
At Sanford Middle School, many events — including a lacrosse demonstration, a film festival and a student dance performance in traditional regalia — will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
 
Please join us in celebrating Native American Family Involvement Day. For a full list of events and more information, visit indianed.mpls.k12.mn.us/nafid_project_suggestions
 
To learn how Native American students and families are supported at Minneapolis Public Schools, visit indianed.mpls.k12.mn.us
 
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