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Haŋyétu Wówapi Thípi/Dibiko-Agindaasoowigami (The Night Library)


  • Franklin Library 1314 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

The Night Library is a project of Hennepin County Library (HCL), who is excited to be presenting in the Northern Spark festival for a fifth consecutive year. This year the creative process has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with local Native artists to “Indigenize” the Franklin Library. Through a mix of modern and traditional storytelling, projection, puppetry and live performance, HCL hopes the audience can learn about and from our Native community.

Indigenous political actions often rely on the occupying of spaces built on their home lands, and for two nights the Franklin Library will become a cultural embassy held as a place to welcome residents of our lands and accommodate the need for Indigenous education and community greeting. Explore the transformation of the Franklin Library into Haŋyétu Wówapi Thípi (Night Library in Dakota)/Dibiko-Agindaasoowigami (Night Library in Ojibwe) an event to inspire the community through Indigenous language and stories

Earlier Event: June 14
Stonewall at 50
Later Event: June 15
Prep to Party! A Mocktail Mixer