Burnsville High School to host powwow May 20

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join with other south metro school districts to host the South of the River Powwow at Burnsville High School on May 20 to celebrate the community’s graduating American Indian students.

The powwow is open to the public. Attendees will experience a day of dance, food and fellowship through a Native perspective. Ringing Shield Drum Group will be the host drum. Doors open at 11 a.m. The schedule will include first grand entry at 1 p.m., free feast at 5 p.m. and second grand entry at 7 p.m., with the powwow concluding at 9 p.m. Interested persons can also follow the powwow on Twitter at @SOTRpowwow.

It’s being organized by the South of the River American Indian Home School Liaison Committee, which includes District 191, Lakeville, Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage, Farmington and District 196, along with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Organizers are still seeking sponsors, craft and informational vendors, volunteers, dancers (all styles) and two drums to participate. If you are interested, contact Dominic Good Buffalo, cultural liaison in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, at dgoodbuffalo@isd191.org or 952-707-6283.