Native American Cultural Day
August 25, Saturday
10:30a.m.-4:00p.m. at Wickiup Hill
Wickiup Hill Learning Center will be highlighting Native American traditions during a cultural celebration that will include the Brown Otter Singers from the Meskwaki Settlement and Native American artists. Historically, a small group of Meskwaki families spent the winter months camped along the Cedar River north of Cedar Rapids in an area that has been called Wickiup Hill for generations. Today, the Linn County Conservation Department manages this area for recreation and education. Wickiup is the Meskwaki word for the type of house used during the winter camping season. Activities during the day include dance exhibitions in which the public will be asked to participate. Dancing and singing demonstrations will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Registration: Not required/show up.
Cost: $5.00/individual or $10/family. For more information, contact Gail Barels at 319-892-6485.
Photos below from last year’s event, courtesy of Dean Traver, Woodside Studio