The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission is sponsoring the Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ Community Celebration Sat, June 4, 11 am–2 pm at Valley Community Presbyterian Church. Ȟaȟa Wakpadaŋ is the Dakota-language name for Bassett Creek, and translates to “Falls Creek,” a reference to the creek’s confluence with the Mississippi River just above St Anthony Falls (called Owamniyomni in Dakota).
The celebration will feature Native food, drumming, dancing, storytelling, and a presentation by Dr Kasey Keeler, an enrolled tribal citizen of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and a direct descendant of the Citizen Band of Potawatomi. Arts activities will be provided by Speaking Out Collective. The event is free and open to the public. Free snacks and blueberry tea are provided.
For more information, visit www.valleychurch.net.